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David O. Russell’s Next Film is Due Out in December, Must Want an Oscar

Silver Linings Playbook
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Though 2012′s awards season has only recently come to an end, that doesn’t mean filmmakers and studios aren’t already plotting 2013′s Oscar campaign. And it looks like David O. Russell wants to win a little gold statue as — for the third time in four years — he’s got a new film scheduled to come out at the end of the year.

The film is currently untitled, but was known as ‘American Bulls—‘ for a while, and will star ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ vets Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, ‘The Fighter’ stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams, and newcomers to Russell Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K. Russell has directed two of these actors to Oscar gold, while all but Louis C. K. have been previously nominated, with Adams the leader of the bunch with four nominations.

As The Hollywood Reporter tells us the film is about “the famous FBI sting operation that implicated a number of Capitol Hill lawmakers in a scheme exchanging money for political favors in the late 1970s and early ’80s.” The film will hit theaters December 13 in limited release, and will expand on Christmas Day against ‘Jack Ryan‘ and ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.’

It is — of course — way too early to gauge how the film will play with voters, but it seems that Russell (after three previous nominations) could win simply out of diligence at this point.

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