After leading Christian Bale to an Oscar for The Fighter, director David O. Russell has now secured him for his next drama. While he was previously rumored, the (excellent) cast has now been locked down as Bale joins his Fighter star Amy Adams, as well as Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook lead Bradley Cooper and lastly, Jeremy Renner.
The con artist project that still hasn’t found a title, but it’s hard to imagine a better quartet of Hollywood actors for this one. While expectations are high this awards season for Russell’s next, he certainly isn’t going to have time to take a breather, with shooting starting early next year. Scripted by Eric Warren Singer (The International), check out the official synopsis below:
The Untitled David O. Russell Project is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale, is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden.
Production kicks off in February on the East Coast.
Are you looking forward to O. Russell’s next film?
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