Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell is already hard at work directing his next feature film in Boston. We've already got our first look at the great ensemble cast which includes a bald Christian Bale rocking a terrible combover, Bradley Cooper doing some kind of perm thing, Jeremy Renner sporting another crazy hairdo, and Amy Adams as a Van Halen fan. Gotta love the '70s. The movie also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Dawn Olivieri, and Thomas Matthes.
The movie is set in the 1970s and the is based on the true story of an FBI sting Operation called Abscam which invlolved a notorious financial con artist (Bale) and his partner (Adams). They were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. They helped take down some U.S. Congressmen. The corruption case initially targeted trafficking in stolen property but was converted to a public corruption investigation that stretched from Atlantic City to Washington, DC. Renner plays the New Jersey state assembly leader, the center of the story, who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden.
The movie hits theaters later this year on December 13th, 2013, and I'm looking forward to it. I love Russell's films.