Director David O. Russell isn’t wasting any time following up his Oscar-winning hit, Silver Linings Playbook.
The latest film from the man behind The Fighter is a con thriller with one of the strongest cast lineups of the year. Oscar winners Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro join a cast fronted by nominees Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner, along with Emmy winner Louis C.K. The movie is a fictionalized retelling of Abscam, an infamous FBI sting operation that brought down six members of Congress. Bale plays a conman who, with his mistress, played by Adams, works with an FBI agent played by Cooper. Lawrence, meanwhile, plays Bale’s wife, “a loose cannon of a Long Island housewife … who threatens the entire operation.”
Check out the full trailer below: