Christian Bale Spewing 'American Bullshit' & Bradley Cooper Circling

April 18, 2012
Source: Deadline

Christian Bale

Just last month we heard that David O. Russell was in talks to direct American Bullshit at Atlas Entertainment, the true story of Abscam, the FBI's 1980 undercover sting operation of Congress to root out corruption which was the brainchild of the world's greatest con man. There was dissension amongst some of the trades as to whether he was actually directing, but our own sources told us to stick with Variety's story confirming his involvement with the film that seems to have a home at Sony. Now Deadline has word that Christian Bale is attached to star in the film and Bradley Cooper is currently in talks to take a role too.

Eric Singer scripted the drama, and since his only feature film credit is the boring "thriller" The International, that leaves something to be desired. But I have faith in the talent that has been drawn to the script, and that quells any fears that I have for a weak screenplay. Plus, with The Dark Knight producer Charles Roven and his frequent collaborator Richard Suckle producing, that can only be good news for those following Bale's career with great interest post-Batman. As of now, the roles for Bale and Cooper are unclear, but it's an interesting blend of talents who have previously worked with Russell as The Fighter brought Bale an Oscar win, and Cooper just finished The Silver Linings Playbook. Count me in!

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Cannot wait for the inevitable on set video of Russell and Bail beating the shit out of each other over the artistic direction of the film. 

Lebowski on Apr 18, 2012


they yet worked together on THE FIGHTER and many extras wrote on IMDB how O Russel's bad reputation was overrated and how it worked well between Bale and the director

Caro on Apr 19, 2012


 one can always hope

Lebowski on Apr 19, 2012


This is a comedy. People seem to be omitting that from their write ups 

VVS on Apr 19, 2012


What?  The International was awesome!

Boiler Bro Joe on Apr 20, 2012


Is this going to be an indie film or a straight to DVD film... I doubt it will go to theaters with that title  :/

blake on Apr 20, 2012

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