AMERICAN HUSTLE is an upcoming drama film directed by David O. Russell, from a screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell. It stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner. Reunited with members of his Oscar-nominated/winning “The Fighter” (Bale, Adams) and “Silver Linings Playbook” (Cooper, Lawrence, De Niro) acting teams, Russell focuses on the intersection of the government and the Mob in the New York area in the late '70 and '80s, applying his textured realism to a world of entrapment, stylish swagger and raw humor.
Set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the States, the film tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.