"American Hustle" and 10 Things You Most Likely Did Not Know about the Movie

10 Things You Most Likely Did Not Know About the Upcoming Feature film 'American Hustle' Starring Jennifer Lawerence, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Christian Bale.

American Hustle is an upcoming movie that centers on a con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, who is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. To celebrate the release of the upcoming feature film, here are 10 things you must likely did not know about the upcoming movie. American Hustle

#1 Majority of the Movie is Improvised

According to Christian Bale much of the movie was improvised. So, during the shooting of the film he noted to David O. Russell, "You realize that this is going to change the plot greatly down track." To which the director replied, "Christian, I hate plots. I am all about characters, that's it."

#2 The Movie is Based on a True Story

The film is a fictionalized telling of the ABSCAM scandal of the late 1970s and early 1980s, an FBI operation that began as an investigation of trafficking in stolen property, but was later expanded to include political corruption.

#3 Christian Bale breaks his back to get into character

Christian Bale achieved the physical traits of his character by gaining over 40 pounds, getting a comb-over and slouching his posture and ended up herniating two of his disks in the process.

#4 Jennifer Lawrence's role was written specifically for her

David O. Russell wrote the part of Rosalyn Rosenfeld specifically for Jennifer Lawrenceto play her.

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#5 People did not like the original title 'American Bullshit'

The script was originally titled "American Bullshit" and came in eighth place on Hollywood's 2010 Black List, which ranks unproduced screenplays.

#6 Filming was delayed due to the Boston Bombing

Filming of this movie was delayed after the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon.Bradley Cooper, 'Jeremy Renner (I)', Christian Bale and Amy Adams went to hospitals in the greater Boston area to visit with victims of the attack.

#7 American Hustle features a cast who previously worked with the David O. Russell a ton of times

American Hustle (2013) reunites the following actors who have collaborated with David O. Russell before: Christian Bale and Amy Adams for The Fighter (2010); Bradley CooperJennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
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#8 At first, Christian Bale dropped out of the film

Christian Bale was cast in the lead role but he dropped out and was replaced by Bradley Cooper. He later joined the project again in the same role.
Ben Affleck

#9 Ben Affleck was to be the original director

Director Ben Affleck was originally considered to direct but he dropped out to direct an adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand".
Robert De Niro

#10 Third movie between Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro

This marks the third film collaboration between actors Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. The previous films include Limitless (2011) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

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