3/22/2013

1st look at Amy Adams and Christian Bale in David O. Russell's Abscam film


David O. Russell has called up all of his friends (minus Mark Wahlberg) to be a part of his upcoming Abscam film, which once sported the colorful title of American Bullshit. Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Louis C.K., and Jennifer Lawrence are a cast that all but guarantees O. Russell's next Best Picture nomination, and with filming now underway the first set photos are starting to emerge.

Christian Bale and Amy Adams have been spotted in their full 1980s get-ups, playing a pair of con artists forced by the FBI to assist in rooting out corruption in Congress. The film is based on the true story of the scandal, which ensnared a popular New Jersey state assemblyman along with many other national figures. Bale's seriously got to do something about that comb-over, and might want to consider getting his eyes checked.

Also starring Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Rohm, Dawn Olivieri, and Thomas Matthews, the untitled Abscam opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide on Christmas Day. [Flicks and Bits]