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‘American Hustle’ Trailer: Could Bradley Cooper’s Bad Hairdo Lead to an Oscar?

The latest ‘American Hustle‘ trailer has debuted on Yahoo Movies, and Sony is revving up its marketing campaign to position this to score more Oscar nominations for director David O. Russell. What’d you think? Does Russell and his all-star cast have enough juice to sweep awards season? The film seems a shoe-in for best bad hair, that’s for sure.

‘American Hustle’ reunites Russell with his ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ stars (Bradley Cooper and the Best Actress-winning Jennifer Lawrence), as well as Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Sony Pictures describes this rendering of “one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation” as follows:

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

‘American Hustle’ is set to debut on December 25, but it’ll have some other contenders in the battle for box office and Oscar attention. Also debuting around that time will be the Coen brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ Scott Cooper’s ‘Out of the Furnace‘ (another vehicle for Bale), possibly Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ (if all goes well), John Lee Hancock’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Spike Jonze’s ‘Her,’ George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men,’ Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty‘ and John Wells’ ‘August: Osage County‘ … you know, to name a few. Based on this ‘American Hustle’ trailer, do you think it stands a chance?

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