The look of the 1970s can’t be matched and it is proudly on display in David O. Russell’s upcoming crime drama American Hustle. With a powerful ensemble cast consisting of actors handpicked by Russell from his earlier projects (“The Fighter” and “Silver Linings Playbook“), the film tackles corruption and American greed on all levels. The trailer, set to Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times,” takes viewers on a crazy roller-coaster ride fueled with drugs, money, sex, power and polyester suits. And Bradley Cooper in curls. Don’t expect to see much in the way of plot though, cos it’s not there. Doesn’t matter — my interest is piqued nonetheless. Watch and yours will probably be too.
American Hustle stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Robert De Niro.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.
American Hustle cons US theaters on December 20, 2013 and UK theaters on January 1, 2014.