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by Peter Knegt
April 16, 2013 11:54 AM
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David O. Russell's Untitled Abscam Project Gets a Title

David O. Russell's follow-up to "Silver Linings Playbook" -- currently filming in Massachusetts -- will be titled "American Hustle," it was announced today.

Previously known as the "Untitled David O. Russell Abscam Project," the film marks a reunion-of-sorts for both of Russell's "The Fighter" and "Silver Linings" casts. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro all have roles. They are joined by Jeremy Renner and Louis CK, among others.

The 1970s-set true story follows a con artist (Bale) and his partner in crime (Adams), who were forced to work with a federal agent (Cooper) on the Abscam sting operation, turning the tables on other cons, mobsters and politicians (notably the mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey).

"American Hustle" is set for release this December, 2013, clearly being positioned to follow in the footsteps of "The Fighter" and "Silver Linings" as Russell's third consecutive major Oscar contender.

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  • Michael M. | April 16, 2013 6:32 PMReply

    BP, BD

    Calling that now. I seriously wouldn't underestimate David O. Russell. He's an incredibly gifted and favored recipient of the Academy. This will be his third consecutive crack at Oscar gold and considering The Wolf of Wall Street (No chance) and Monuments Men (too subsequent of a win for Clooney) are his only cinematic rivals, than all signs point to Russell.

  • muggsy | April 16, 2013 12:06 PMReply

    The casting for this movies is rediculious. Katniss playing a 40ish woman?
    Same with Hangover guy and Batman. Russell's status as a director is flushed in his questo for $$. A movie I'll pass.

  • Pember | April 17, 2013 11:28 AM

    The fact that you refer to these actors as movie characters says just how infantile and moronic you are.
    And no one cares if you won't watch it, get over yourself.

  • Derek | April 16, 2013 1:22 PM


  • Selma | April 16, 2013 12:51 PM

    It does seem really ridiculous, to be honest, but that makes me wanna see it even more. Looking forward to see how it all will appear on screen.