Conosciuto originariamente come American Bullshit, oggi più prosaicamente senza titolo, il nuovo film di David O.Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) dovrebbe essere prestissimo in produzione.
Annapurna Pictures ha garantito il budget necessario ed a febbraio dovrebbero cominciare le riprese del film che racconterà lo scandalo ABSCAM che portò all’incriminazione di deputati, di un senatore e di altri pubblici ufficiali, tutti coinvolti in un giro di corruzione in favore di uno sceicco mai esistito, in realtà un agente dell’FBI sotto copertura.
I protagonisti saranno Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams e Jeremy Renner.
Secondo Russell: “They’re all going to do things we haven’t seen them do in this movie, it’s going to be very exciting. Renner’s going to be like you’ve never saw him. Bradley’s going to be like you never saw him. Christian will be… I don’t want to give too much of it away but they’re all playing real life characters from the ‘70s and they’re very intense in an insane drama.”
“This is life and death stakes for people. The mafia was involved in this, it was very frightening. People’s lives were on the line and it was unbelievably hairy what these characters were doing in this new movie. But I’m interested in their relationships, in their love lives, in their bedrooms, in their hearts, you know what’s going on between them emotionally. There’s a love triangle between Amy, Bradley and Christian. And Jeremy and Christian have kind of a very unexpected bromance because they’re very similar New Jersey, New York type characters, so they really take to each other.”
“It’s a crime drama that’s really about some very high end financial con artists who are very colorful, strange characters. And it’s about the FBI — but Bradley [Cooper’s] like an ethnic FBI guy from the Bronx and it’s about the [eventually indicted] mayor of Camden, New Jersey, Angelo Errichetti, who is Jeremy Renner. Camden was mostly a black and Puerto Rican community at that time. Very amazing, interesting world of New York at that time. It’s very exciting.”