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De Niro, Pena Join ABSCAM Project

By Garth Franklin Saturday April 6th 2013 11:27PM

Robert De Niro is set to re-team with his "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell for the filmmaker's now in production untitled ABSCAM project.

Michael Pena ("End of Watch," "World Trade Center") has also joined the cast of the true story film which follows a financial con artist (Christian Bale) and his mistress and partner-in-crime (Amy Adams) who were forced to work with an out-of-control federal agent (Bradley Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters and politicians.

Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Dawn Olivieri, Thomas Matthews, Louis C.K. also star. Shooting is currently taking place in Boston.

Source: The Boston Globe

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