USA Today has published today the first official stills of American Hustle. One we can see Bale as Irving Rosenfeld, a con-man from the Bronx who gets entangled with FBI agent Richie DiMaso, played by Bradley Cooper. A fictional take on the 1970s FBI sting operation, Abscam, the film also follows Rosenfeld’s significant other and assistant Sydney (played by Amy Adams) as they encounter “a web of New Jersey power brokers and the Mafia.” With the film still being edited, hopefully we can expect a trailer soon, and, of course, more pictures.
Warner Bros. has just revealed plans for their own DC Cinematic Universe with the announcement of a Man of Steel sequel that will feature none other than Batman! Snyder took the stage at the Warner Bros. panel to announce something and brought up actor Harry Lennix to read a special message.
“I want you to remember, Clark,” Lennix said, “in all the years to come. In all your private moments. I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember, the one man who beat you.”
And with that famous speech from The Dark Knight Returns, Snyder unveiled the logo below. No further details were announced but WB has revealed that Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will return along with the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill.
The official Statement is below the cut:
Production of “Big Eyes” is currently underway, and fans are now treated with some set photos on Amy covering her red hair with a short blonde wig, took last July 11 in Vancouver, Canada.
“Big Eyes” centers on the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband Walter, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Directed by Tim Burton, the drama also stars Christoph Waltz as Walter Keane. Joining the cast ensemble for supporting roles are Jason Schwartzman, Danny Huston and Terence Stamp.
The Weinstein Company has not set a release date yet for the biopic.
Many thanks to Claudia for helping me with the pics.
Indiewire has published an interesting interview with David O’ Russell in which he talks about his career, his last works, and of course, American Hustle.
In the case of “American Hustle,” a movie about con artists and FBI agents, I wonder if its release this year will inform the current conversation raging about intelligence efforts post-Edward Snowden.
Oh, that’s interesting — “American Hustle” having an effect on a larger conversation about American intelligence. Thematically, the question of how this is right and when is it right — certainly, you could spend a lot of time trying to do surveillance and sting a lot of people, especially people in the government. To me, the interesting thing is the emotional line for these people, that it’s so personal. I’m interested in the personal lives of these people and how it changed them and the emotional impact it had — which is pretty huge, massive, shattering, life-changing for all these people — in many cases for the better, and in others devastating and not for the better. I don’t know if it will become a part of that larger dialogue. I really want to make indelible characters like we did in “The Fighter.” To me, the larger theme of that is how everybody in American has to survive emotionally and financially. It’s a place of continual reinvention that goes all the way back to the very beginning.
(…)Russell also drummed up hype for Bale’s performance, for which the actor gained weight and donned an unflattering combover to look the part. “The combover’s kind of breathtaking,” Russell said. “When you see these people in the trailer, I think the feeling will be, ‘Oh my god, who are these people? I want to get to know them.'” That was a central theme as Russell discussed his work over the weekend: Characters drive his movies more than plot. “My job is to make you love them in spite of all their sins,” he told Matthews. “I always start out thinking, ‘These people are just despicable,’ but when you get close to them, you can always find out how they’re very human and very lovable.” Read more…
So, finally, the video of Amy, Russel Crowe and Henry Cavill appearance at The Graham Norton Show on June 14th was uploaded and you can also find screen captures in our gallery: