As David O. Russell's much acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook gears up for a November theatrical release, the wheels are already turning for his next project, a tale of 1980's con artists and federal agents (formerly titled American Bullshit), that producers have announced will star Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner. Bale was thought to have been replaced by either Cooper or Renner, but it appears the whole group will be featured in the film -- their roles clarified by this new, official synopsis:
The Untitled David O. Russell Project is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale, is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden.
With production aiming for mid-February, the film is tentatively set for a late 2013 release. Russell's penning the film’s screenplay with Eric Warren Singer, based on Singer’s original script. Silver Linings Playbook, Russell's 2012 film, opens November 21st and stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro.