Conning the ’70s in First Trailer and Images for David O. Russell’s American Hustle

Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in American Hustle (2013) Movie Image

“Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell re-teams with his “Playbook” stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence for his latest, the period con drama “American Hustle”. And just for good measure, he decided to also re-team with Amy Adams and Christian Bale from “The Fighter”, too. Talk about stacking the deck! I guess Marky Mark was too busy with saving the world from transforming robots in “Transformers 4” to partake.

Stop your hustlin’ for a moment and check out the first trailer and two new images from the film. That is, if you’ve got big enough balls. Well, do ya?

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the States, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

“American Hustle” stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams. Not bad, right? But there’s more: Jeremy Renner, Robert DeNiro, Michael Peña, and Jack Huston are also in the cast.

Hustlin’ this December 25th.

Amy Adams and Christian Bale in American Hustle (2013) Movie Image