With one star of The Fighter out, another one has entered the ring. News hit yesterday that Jeremy Renner stepped in to replace Christian Bale on David O. Russell‘s next film, previously titled American Bullshit. Now THR updates that Amy Adams will be joining the ensemble, which also includes Bradley Cooper.
Scripted by Eric Warren Singer (The International), the story focuses on Abscam, an actual, joint operation between the FBI and conman Melvin Weinberg (Cooper), the latter of whom helped organize a sting operation wherein several politicians thought they were working in conjunction with a sheikh — for their own financial gain, of course. Several politicians got arrested, and now there’s a movie coming more than 30 years later. Renner would play Jimmy Boyle, the lead FBI agent in charge of the operation, while Adams has stepped in as Maxine “Max” Gardner, who is mistress to Cooper’s character.
Adams has quite a line-up of films coming, covering the blockbuster ground with Man of Steel next summer, while participating in two of our most-anticipated films, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master and the next Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jonze film. With Russell leading her to an Oscar nomination for their last collaboration, this is certainly another smart career choice and I look forward to her playing on the wrong side of the law.
Did you like her work in The Fighter? Excited for this re-team?
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