Another movie worthy of an Oscar buzz for next year? THIS early? According to Deadline, director David O. Russell (of the critically-acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook) is creating another movie (formerly known as American Bullshit) about the ’70s FBI sting operation Abscam that took down a bunch of U.S. congressmen. BUT the bigger news is the HUGE, HUGE cast!
The star of Hunger Games and now Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence is re-teaming with Russell to star opposite Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams. Did I just hear a loud gasp somewhere?
That’s right, aside from teaming up with director Russel again, Lawrence is also reuniting with Cooper for the third time (including the upcoming film “Serena“), so basically their chemistry works. Written by Eric Singer, this Abscam movie tells the true story of a con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams) who were forced to work for a federal agent (Cooper). At the epicenter of all of these is the leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner), who is also the city hero. Lawrence will play Bale’s wife. (SOURCE: Indiewire.com)
With that story and cast, I have high hopes for this movie. Again, just look at that cast. WOW.