New ‘American Hustle’ Trailer: ‘The Best We’ve Ever Done’?


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American Hustle is an upcoming crime drama movie based on the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The film stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence. It is directed by David O. Russel.

“It’s got to be the best we’ve ever done,” Christian Bale says at the end of the new “American Hustle” trailer. He’s talking about a confidence scheme, but he might as well mean “American Hustle” itself.

The expectations for Davis O. Russel’s latest movies are already impossibly high, and this new trailer does nothing to knock things back to Earth. Here’s why: It (1) cribs Johnny Mathis’ “It’s Not For Me To Say” from the “Goodfellas” soundtrack, (2) gives co-star Amy Adams some Karen Hill-y voice over, and (3) adds a dab of “Boogie Nights”-era ELO in for good measure. (Though “10538 Overture” wasn’t actually used in Paul Thomas Anderson’s film.)

Watch the trailer below:

The film is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2013 in limited theaters and on December 18, 2013 nation wide.

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