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‘American Hustle’ Trailer: David O. Russell Tackles the Con Man’s America

Director David O. Russell fast-tracked his ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ follow-up for a December release. Now the first ‘American Hustle‘ trailer has arrived online after debuting on ABC News Wednesday morning.

From the official description:

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, ‘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.

Could this be another Oscar winner for a Russell film? ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ which also featured Cooper and Lawrence, was nominated for multiple categories and scored its leading lady a Best Actress win. But this time around he’ll have to do battle against Martin Scorsese‘s similarly styled period piece, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ with Leonardo DiCaprio. Game on!

[UPDATE: To hear 'Good Morning America''s interview with David O. Russell, check out the footage above. For just the official trailer, see below.]

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