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Watch J.Law go retro in American Hustle trailer

David O. Russell’s American Hustle is packed with star power. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and more highlight this crooked tale of con artists and politicians.

American Hustle

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are together again. They’ve reunited under writer-director David O. Russell, who helmed their award-worthy performances in Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence and Cooper star in his latest effort, American Hustle, which features several familiar faces.

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Christian Bale and Amy Adams, who starred in Russell’s The Fighter, appear alongside Jeremy Renner. This acting pool is a sight to behold. Both Bale and Lawrence are Oscar winners, while Cooper, Renner and Adams are nominees.

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American Hustle is a period drama, circa the 1970s, which consists of aviator glasses, bell bottoms and bad perms. The film follows con-man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and his partner in crime Sydney Prosser (Adams). They’re forced to work for FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper), who uses them for an undercover sting.

Carmine Polito (Renner) is a political figure caught between the Feds and the underworld. Meanwhile, Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence) threatens to ruin their whole operation. Oh what a tangled web we weave. It sounds as if Irving’s got his work cut out for him.

In the film’s first trailer we’re introduced to the glitz and glamour of the disco era. The actors completely disappear in their characters. Bale’s hardly recognizable with his shaggy hair and glasses, while Cooper’s about as far from the Sexiest Man Alive as you can get.

Check out the first trailer for American Hustle:

American Hustle opens in theaters Dec. 25.

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Photo credit: Francois Duhamel/Sony Pictures

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