Jennifer Lawrence joins new David O. Russell-movie

What a fantastic cast this is shaping up to be. Not only is the next David O. Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) film starring Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K. – but now Jennifer Lawrence too! According to The Playlist, the actress has reteamed with David O. Russell for his untitled Abscam movie, aka American Bullshit. Penned by Eric Singer, the film will tell the true story of a famed 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. Lawrence will play Bale’s wife (faints), and while there’s still no word yet on C.K.’s part, it’s said to be a “key role.” The film is set to start filming next month for a presumed release date later this year (with this cast, perhaps in time for the awards season?).