David O. Russell film gets official title
According to Box Office Mojo via The Playlist, the untitled David O. Russell film (previously known as American Bullshit) has settled on the official title American Hustle! It’s similar to the original title, but probably a bit easier to market for Sony/Columbia Pictures come release time. The cast is almost too good to be true; Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence Robert De Niro, Louis C.K., Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Rohm, Dawn Olivieri, Jack Huston and Michael Pena. The plot concerns a financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams), who are forced to work with an out-of-control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians. In the centre of all this is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner), who is also something of a local hero and mayor of the impoverished district of Camden. American Hustle opens in limited release on December 13th and goes wide on Christmas Day.