When you make a movie with David O. Russell, you’re going to dig deep, get collaborative, change things on the spot and possibly come out with an acting Academy Award nomination. Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams were all honored for their work in The Fighter followed by Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook, and now Adams, Cooper and Jeremy Renner are about to give awards season a go with their performances in Russells latest, American Hustle. (Editor’s Note: Adams and Cooper were already nominated for two of the seven Golden Globes nominations bestowed on Russell’s latest film.)
Adams steps in as Sydney Prosser, one half of Irving Rosenfelds (Christian Bale) brilliant con operation. When Coopers FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, catches the two in the act, rather than lock them away, Richie puts the duo to work, using their know-how to create a con of his own. Richie is determined to entrap the mayor of Camden, Renners Carmine Polito, by tempting him with a foreign investment that he could use to rebuild Atlantic City.
During an interview with ComingSoon.net, Adams, Renner and Cooper discussed developing their characters, what they took from the real Abscam sting operation, the challenges and benefits of Russells especially fluid directing styles and more. Check it all out for yourself in the video interview below and you can also watch our interviews with David O. Russell and Christian Bale here. American Hustle is now playing in New York and L.A. and opens nationwide on December 19.