After a long career of truly transformative performances, Christian Bale finally got some Oscar love, earning a Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter. Re-teaming with a director after an Oscar win seems like a sure fire way to keep those cinematic juices flowing -- it worked out great for Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis, and vice-versa for Russell Crowe and Ron Howard.
THR reports that after having to drop out for a brief time, Bale is back on board to not only re-team with David O. Russell, but his Fighter co-star Amy Adams as well. The cast of the untitled project also includes Jeremy Renner and Russell's Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper.
Russell and Eric Warren Singer wrote the screenplay for the ensemble drama which is "based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams), who were forced to work with an out-of-control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians. At the center of the story is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden."
They will begin production in mid-February on the East Coast, with Columbia Pictures aiming for a late 2013 release.
This project has such a great cast, and Russell has been putting out great stuff lately. What do you think of this project?