It’s that time of year where the movie trailers that are trickling will quite possibly be award contenders and so far the crop looks extremely ripe. My goal is to spotlight one movie every few days or so lending my thoughts on the cast, directors and the brief bits that it shows along with my anticipation.
With that said the first film that has me excited is the latest from red-hot David O. Russell called American Hustle. The trailer was released earlier this week and with a massive cast, a majority of whom he has worked with before, it looks to live up to his past few contributions.
American Hustle is the story of a world class con-man that is recruited by the FBI to help bring down some of the most corrupt people in the world. While it is a work of fiction, it is loosely based on the famed AbScam hustles run by the FBI in the 70’s. With Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper taking lead roles and Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence right there in the mix, it would come as no shock to anyone if multiple award nominations come out once again for Russell and his crew whom he has proven he works with nearly perfectly.