Must Watch: Trailer for David O. Russell's Con Film 'American Hustle'

July 31, 2013
Source: GMA

American Hustle Trailer

"I just got bigger balls than you." Columbia has debuted the first trailer for David O. Russell's American Hustle, his follow-up to the Oscar winning The Fighter, featuring most of the cast from The Fighter. Set in the 1970s, the real-life crime movie stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as con men forced to work for a wild unhinged FBI agent played by Bradley Cooper. Yep, even Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook shows up too, but this looks like a lot of fun. It reminds me of The Wolf of Wall Street trailer, with nothing but wild music and crazy shit going down. What else do they need to show to sell us on this? Enjoy!

Here's the first trailer for David O. Russell's American Hustle, originally via GMA (now in high def!):

American Hustle is directed by David O. Russell (Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook), working from a script he co-wrote with The International writer Eric Singer. The film, a fictional take on the 1970s FBI sting operation known as Abscam, follows a con-man (Christian Bale) from the Bronx who gets entangled with FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) as they try to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians - namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey. Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K. also star in the film. Columbia will release American Hustle starting on December 13th this winter. You down?

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    This looks wicked hard.
    • sunshine
      Looks Awful! A Scorsese movie?
    • JGG
      "wicked hard"????.....hmmmmmmm - not that there's anything wrong with that.
  • Tey
    David O Russell back in top form after the overrated Silver Lining's Playbook.
    • Tyler Morgan
      Yes, the trailer obviously shows he is back in top form after the lousy year he and his troupe had; having to carry around the baggage of being successful. (sarcasm) "But success is no guarantee of ingenuity and yada, yada." Success might not be a marker for ingenuity but sh!t films rarely receive ubiquitous praise from critics and peers alike.
    • sunshine
      It seems also overrated!
    • Bo
      U got that right. Nothing about this guy or his work interests me. Low brow herd mentality junk; always this family values nonsense presented in mushy, sentimental terms appealing to programmed robots. I snort and chuckle at this guy and his suit with New Balance athletic shoes. Ugh!
      • Oscar watcher
        And what wonderful things are you doing with your life? How are you contributing to the world, aside from riffing on others who are daring to leave a mark and make their voice heard? Get a life!
  • JohnIGottschalk
    Is it me or is Amy Adams in everything nowadays?
    • Rick
      That's the way it has seemed to me for the past couple of years. She looks hot in this.
  • Tester
    WTF !!! 4min trailer ??? stopped at 2 regardless how damn good that was. Excellent choice of song and very well edited to trailer
    • The trailer is less than 2 minutes, the entire video is 4 minutes because it also includes an interview with David O. Russell.
      • Tester
        Thanks Chris, I stand correct.. +1
    • Bo
      Wrong...not an excellent choice of a song. The lyrics have nothing to do with the theme of this movie. The song is about losing a woman to another man; the movie is about con artists, sting operations, money, the corruption of capitalism. Wake up. Another bad choice by this director to mesmerize dummies into 'oh wow...a Led Zepplin song'. Just another example of this director's missing the mark and indulging in 'pretense' rather than authenticity!! Jeez! I cannot believe how easily people are fooled by this con artist making a movie about con artists! Ha! Silver Lining and The Fighter are awful, awful movies; mushy, sentimental, false...sugar for the masses!
      • Tester
        Hey Bo, I see that the internet in your mom's basement is working again, good for U man !!!
      • Cody W
        Lol did Russell fuck your imaginary girlfriend or something? He is able to get some amazing performances and put them together into greatness IMO. You just sound butthurt like the guy hurt you personally something.....but what am I doing replying to a hipster.
      • shorty
        I don't think either films are masterpieces either but they are fun and fyi music does not solely fit a trailer or a scene based of the lyrics. You know the musicality kinda matters too...
  • Everyone looks proper sweaty, everyone was in the 70's from what I remember.
  • tommyturner
    Butt Bongo Fiesta
    • Truong18
      On Jennifer Lawrence ass
  • Xerxexx
    Hell yeah.
  • zey
    Wow, looks like how I was hoping the Wolf Of Wall Street trailer was going to look. Ticket bought.
    I don't care what the neighbors say, I'm gonna love you each and every day..... Oh sorry got carried away... Guitar Solo...
  • Terry Craig
    I expect it to be as "good" as Blow from 2001. A based-on-real-life Hollywood cliché film mimicking GoodFellas and starring a good cast (surprisingly no Ray Liotta, I must say). May be okay for a one time watch.
  • tim aucoin
    You mean follow up to Silver Linings Playbook.
  • This looks fantastic. David O. Russell is one of my favorite directors. He's one of the few that make you think you're watching real people onscreen instead of ideas.
  • Nielsen700
    Looks great.




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