Traded history for comedy to give us characters with a lasting impression.
|“American Hustle” is the story of the Abscam scandal of the 1970s when the FBI was investigating theft, forgery and stolen art. The history of the story is likely sketchy at best which would explains why it opens with “Some of this actually happened” as opposed to the more standard “Based on a true story.” David O. Russell chose to just focus on the characters instead.||2013 |
Directed by: David O. Russell
Screenplay by: Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence