- Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner, Jack Huston, Colleen Camp, Louis C.K., Elisabeth Röhm, Michael Peña, Alessandro Nivola, Dawn Olivieri, Anthony Zerbe, Erica McDermott, Adrian Martinez, Thomas Matthews, Melissa McMeekin, Jay Giannone, Jack Jones, Dennis Pietrantonio, Christy Scott Cashman, Stephanie Atkinson, Armen Garo, Shannon Halliday, Josh Philip Weinstein, Jason Mulcahy, Volieda Webb, Robert Glenn, Gary Craig, Zachariah Supka, Patsy Meck
- Director: David O. Russell
- Writers: David O. Russell, Eric Warren Singer
- Producers: Megan Ellison, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle
- Co Producers: Andy Horwitz, Mark Kamine
- Executive Producers: Matthew Budman, Bradley Cooper, Jonathan Gordon, George Parra, Eric Singer
- Art Direction: Jesse Rosenthal
- Casting: Mary Vernieu
- Costume Design: Michael Wilkinson
- D.O.P.: Linus Sandgren
- Editors: Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers
- Makeup: Evelyne Noraz
- Music: Danny Elfman
- Production Design: Judy Becker
- Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler
A fictional film set in the seductive 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 British partner and lover Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams ) is forced to work for a wild unhinged FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper).
DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power brokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Renner is Carmen 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.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Boston, USA
- Production Companies: Atlas Entertainment, Annapurna Pictures
- Production Schedule: 18 March 2013 - 19 May 2013
2013 Guide Analysis: "Likely to be a 2014 release, this period drama might be ready in time for a very late end of year play. The story deals with the FBI sting operation 'Abscam' in the 1970s which leads to the conviction of U.S. Congressmen. Coming off huge success with his recent multiple Oscar nominee 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Russell has enlisted the likes of Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and comedian Louis C.K. for the project along with a script by Eric Singer ("The International"). Filming on the project, originally titled "American Bullshit," doesn't get underway until February/March."