The Trailer Zone: American Hustle


Based on the FBI ABSCAM Operation in the 1970’s, a con man named Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), his wife (Jennifer Lawrence) and a grifter (Amy Adams) are forced to work with an FBI undercover agent Richie DiMaso. (Bradley Cooper) They are involved in a scheme between Jersey power brokers and the mafia. The Mayor of Cadmen, New Jersey, Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) is stuck in the middle between the Feds and the con artists.

My Initial Prognosis:

What got my attention are the actor’s Bale, Cooper and Renner totally blend into the 70’s scene. Bale completely transforms himself into an overweight and thin-balding con man. I cannot believe Cooper really curled his hair and grew out the mutton chops also. The cast is really solid with an excellent director, David O Russell (Three Kings and The Fighter) fresh off his 2012 Oscar run with “Silver Linings Playbook”. He appears to be set to make another Oscar run with this one. The music in the trailer also amplified the awe I have watching the cast deliver their lines through out. I can already tell this is not going to be a usual crime drama.

American Hustle will be released in limited release December 13th 2013 and full release this holiday season, December 25th 2013.