So this next trailer came out about a week or two ago, and immediately caught my eye because it looks like a major award contender. From David O’Russel, who is on a roll lately with The Fighter in 2010 and Silver Linings Playbook in 2012, comes the story of a con artist (Christian Bale) and his partner in crime (Amy Adams), who are forced to work with a federal agent (Bradley Cooper) to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians – namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey (Jeremy Renner). Coming to theaters Christmas Day 2013.
I think the film is going to be good! Apart from Bale’s horrifying comb over and Cooper’s many curls, the cast looks great. It’s pretty much half the cast of The Fighter + half the cast of Silver Linings Playbook + Jeremy Renner. You know, I sometimes forget how young Jennifer Lawrence because her roles are all very mature. Christian Bale, from what I can tell, gives a good performance as a Jersey con man and so does Amy Adams as his sultry lover/partner. Keep American Hustle in mind for next award season.