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The clever blokes at Sony calls this clip “Jennifer Lawrence catches fire”. Get it? Because she’s the star of the upcoming soon-to-be-gargantuan “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, which is opening this Friday? Well, she doesn’t exactly have a flaming bow and arrow in David O. Russell’s true-story-ish “American Hustle”, but she does set her kitchen on fire in this first clip from the movie, so that’s close.
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, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. 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 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.
Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K. Michael Peña, and Alessandro Nivola.
Burning it up this December 13.