For his follow up to the multi award winning Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell has gone back to the nineteen eighties for a tale of corruption and crime. American Hustle is based on a real events where Irving Rosenfeld and his partner, and lover, Sydney Prosser are recruited under duress by the FBI in order to infiltrate the mafia ridden power elite of New Jersey.
The trailer shows off the reasonably authentic look of the Eighties while giving us a good flavour of what we can expect from the full feature. As with all David O. Russell films the cast is more than impressive. In the main roles we have Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the most outrageous tight perm and beard combination.
American Hustle is released in the US on the 18th of December and the UK on the 3rd of January.