The last time Christian Bale made a movie with David O. Russell – The Fighter – he won an Oscar, so he certainly has plenty to thank the director for. Now Bale has signed up for another Russell movie, joining Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams in the director’s currently untitled new ensemble drama, which used to be known as American Bullshit.
The film marks the director’s first time working with Renner, and his second collaborations with Bale (The Fighter), Adams (The Fighter) and Cooper (The Silver Linings Playbook). The movie 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 centre of the entire tale, is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden. Russell is currently writing the film’s screenplay alongside Eric Singer, based on Singer’s original script.
Producer Charles Roven commented, “David has put together an incredible ensemble of actors for what is going to be a powerful and emotional drama about one of the most memorable cast of characters in recent history.”
The tentative plan is to have the movie ready for release in late 2013. (Source: Variety)