David O. Russell (“The Fighter,” “Three Kings”) is attached to direct the drama “American Bullsh*t” for Sony Pictures and Atlas Entertainment says Variety.
Eric Singer (“The International”) penned the script which follows a con artist who has teamed up with the FBI to solve a corruption case that stretches from Atlantic City to Washington, DC.
Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce. Russell is currently finishing up work on “The Silver Linings Playbook” for the Weinstein Company.
UPDATE: Deadline has a comment from Russell which not only calls the initial report premature but suggests a possible star for the project.
“Reports that I am attached to American Bullsh*t are premature. It is something I am in early discussions on and I have great respect for Chuck Roven and Christian Bale. I am also developing other projects and have not chosen my next film.”