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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Montage-Filled Trailer For '70s-Set Drama, AMERICAN HUSTLE: Man Perms, Vintage Menswear and Amy Adams as Jessica Rabbit

The interwebs have been a-spinning for months about the reunion of of Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence with their director, David O. Russell, in the upcoming '70s-set drama, AMERICAN HUSTLE. If you remember my take on the former film, you probably already know that I am not as excited as apparently my fellow bloggers are about this.

Once again, it seems like Hollywood has mistaken Lawrence for a far more seasoned actress that can tackle roles that embody themes with which she might be able to identify (or in which she can at least be convincing). Without rehashing my disappointment in certain aspects of Silver Linings, in the new film Lawrence plays the forlorn wife of a New Jersey con artist (a gold-chain-clad, bespectacled Christian Bale), who is forced with his partner (played by Amy Adams) to team up with a "wild" FBI agent (Bradley Cooper, with an unfortunate man perm). This partnership catapults them to A-list grime status, mingling (and pissing off) a lot of shadier and more powerful power players.

More on the film below (from Collider):

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper).  DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting.  Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

A montage-filled trailer of the film has just been released, which I've included for you down below. I spent more time fascinated by how hard Amy Adams is trying to be a hood-rich vixen (and trying to figure out how Cooper got his hair this way). But I did find the trailer intriguing, in a Casino kind of way. Tell me what you think of it in the comments box.

AMERICAN HUSTLE hits theaters December 25th. 


Daniel said...

Your aren't kidding about Amy Adams, she's really trying to play up the "sex kitten" angle. Outside of that, I'm really looking forward to this and am left with the same question about Cooper's hair!

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