Okay…we’re totally stoked for David O. Russell‘s Abscam movie, but can we a title already? That little issue aside, the already stacked cast just keeps piling on the talent (and anticipation).
The latest name to come on board is “Boardwalk Empire” star Jack Huston. The actor joins Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Rohm and Dawn Olivieri in the based-on-a-true-story tale of 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. 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. No word yet on Huston’s role.
The film is slated for December 13th limited release date, followed by a Christmas Day wide expansion and then probably followed by all sorts of nominations in time for the March 2, 2014 Oscars. [Deadline]