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Following up his hugely successful Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell brings us American Hustle. Based on the FBI Abscam operation in the ’70s, the film follows conman Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his equally cunning partner in crime Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) as they are forced to work for an FBI agent played by Bradley Cooper in the underworld of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. The trailer seduces with its sleazy ’70s appeal as it interweaves a politically-charged gangster story about power and corruption. American Hustle is set to release in cinemas on December 25.

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