David O. Russell, the director of films such as “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter,” has a new film, “American Hustle,” which is set to be released in theaters on Dec. 25. A short trailer for the film has been released which shows many small clips or the film.
“American Hustle” is the story of a con artist (Christian Bale) and his partner in crime (Amy Adams), who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians – namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey.
Bale and Adams previously worked with Russell in the stellar 2010 film, “The Fighter.” The film also stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Both worked with Russell in the terrific “Silver Linings Playbook” of last year for which Lawrence won the Best Actress Oscar. To add to the already great load of actors and actresses, the film also stars Jeremy Renner, Michael Pena and Robert De Niro. Russell both wrote the screenplay and directed the film.
The trailer does not show much in the way of storyline, but it certainly shows the gritty, sex filled essence that the seventies era brought. It will be rather surprising if the film is anything but great with Russell at the helm and all of the terrific actors and actresses featured.
Watch the trailer for the film at either the top or bottom of the page.