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'Joy' Casts Robert De Niro Alongside Jennifer Lawrence For That 'Silver Linings Playbook' Magic

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by Jacob Hall November 11, 2014 @ 4:08 PM
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Things are looking pretty good for 'American Hustle' director David O. Russell, who has spent the past five years reinventing himself. The man who was once known more for being a pain in the ass on the set of 'I Heart Huckabees' and getting in a fistfight with George Clooney while shooting 'Three Kings' has emerged as the modern master of the crowd-pleaser, crafting straightforward entertainments that make big bucks at the box office and get a bunch of Oscar attention. That's the kind of combination that keeps you making movies and convinces every actor in Hollywood to get in line to work with you. And that's probably why Robert De Niro is in talks to join the cast of 'Joy,' which will be his third collaboration with Russell in three years.

Director David O. Russell Says Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Contract is Like "Slavery"

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 14, 2014 @ 10:46 AM
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Comparing anything that isn't actual slavery to slavery is pretty tasteless and generally a really bad idea. Comparing a rich and successful actor's career to slavery is, well, a really bad idea. But, that's exactly what director David O. Russell did, saying Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' contract is just like "slavery."

See the Cast of 'Three Kings' Then and Now

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by Britt Hayes January 2, 2014 @ 2:10 PM
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David O. Russell's 1999 film, 'Three Kings,' starred the awesome trio of George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube, and told the story of three soldiers who planned a gold heist during the 1991 Iraqi uprising at the end of the Persian Gulf War -- but things don't quite go as planned. With Russell's 'American Hustle' and Wahlberg's new war movie, 'Lone Survivor,' currently in theaters, and Clooney about to release his 'Monuments Men' in February, we revisit the cast of this acclaimed satirical hit 14 years later and see what they're up to now.

'American Hustle' Interviews: Talking With Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 20, 2013 @ 3:26 PM
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Critics may debate whether 'American Hustle' is good or great (and they are), but one thing even the toughest critic of David O. Russell's 70s crime epic can agree on: the performances are outstanding. Across the board, the likes of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner and even Louis CK deliver some of their best work; work that is sure to be recognized this Oscar season.

'American Hustle' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman December 4, 2013 @ 10:50 AM
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There is so much hair in 'American Hustle.'
Christian Bale's disastrous comb-over/rug combo basically opens the film with a wordless monologue. Beneath that unnatural mop is the sharp mind of Irving Rosenfeld, a “from the feet up” con man making the leap from running legit (but boring) dry cleaning businesses to grifting down-on-their-luck rubes on bad bank loans. His operation starts taking off when he hooks up with Amy Adams, a natural businesswoman looking to reinvent herself. She does this with a name change, a phony British accent and, later in the film, by frizzing her hair out to preposterous proportions.

'American Hustle' Clip Previews Jennifer Lawrence's Explosive Cooking Skills

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by Nick Romano November 15, 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence gave an incredible performance in David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook,' ultimately winning her the Oscar for Best Actress. From the looks of 'American Hustle,' Russell's follow-up, she might just have another award under her belt.

David O. Russell Wrote a Horror Film For Eli Roth to Direct

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by Mike Sampson November 15, 2013 @ 11:14 AM
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From the 'Hustle' to the horror.
Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell, who is busy putting the finishing touches on this December's 'American Hustle,' revealed that we can soon see another project from him that he won't be directing. Russell has written a horror script that he says Eli Roth actually plans to direct.