American Hustle is an upcoming American crime drama film directed by David O. Russell, from a screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell based on the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2013 (in limited release December 13, 2013) by Columbia Pictures. It was filmed in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, and New York City, United States.
A brilliant con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his British partner and lover, but frightened newbie grifter, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), are recruited and forced to work for an FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that is as dangerous as it is enchanting. The operation eventually involves the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner), caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld, a brilliant con man who is forced to help the FBI ensnare a group of corrupt politicians on the take.
Bradley Cooper as Richie DiMaso, a wild and manic FBI agent who enlists Irving for the ABSCAM sting operation.
Amy Adams as Sydney Prosser, Irving's equally cunning and seductive British partner in crime and mistress, who proves to be as smooth and duplicitous as the con man, but frightened as a newbie grifter.
Jeremy Renner as Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile political operator and shady mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey, who moves in a world of political corruption, while caught between the con-artists and Feds.
Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the gorgeous, reckless, big-mouthed, and unpredictable wife of Irving who could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.