Jennifer Lawrence cast in Untitled Abscam Sting Film. The untitled Abscam sting film (formerly titled American Bullsh*t) from director David O. Russell has cast Jennifer Lawrence to reunite with her Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper. Jennifer Lawrence with play the wife of a financial con artist. The film “is being produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle through Atlas Entertainment, which developed the film at Sony Pictures”.
The synopsis for the Abscam sting film:
The Untitled David O. Russell Project is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale, is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden.
Abscam (sometimes ABSCAM) was a United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation run from the FBI’s Hauppauge, Long Island, office in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The operation initially targeted trafficking in stolen property but was converted to a public corruption investigation.
The investigation ultimately led to the conviction of a…one senator, Harrison A. Williams (D-NJ), and five members of the House of Representatives John Jenrette (D-SC), Richard Kelly (R-FL), Raymond Lederer (D-PA), Michael “Ozzie” Myers (D-PA), and Frank Thompson (D-NJ), were convicted of bribery and conspiracy in separate trials in 1981. While most of the politicians resigned, Myers had to be expelled and Williams did not resign until the vote on his expulsion was almost due. Five other government officials were convicted, including New Jersey State Senator Angelo Errichetti; members of the Philadelphia City Council, including Council President George Schwartz, Majority Leader Harry Jannotti, and Councilman Louis Johanson; and an inspector for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Christian Bale will play “Melvin Weinberg…a convicted con artist, who had been hired by the FBI for [Abscam].” Weinberg directs much of the Abscam operation. Amy Adams will play his wife. The “untitled movie also features Jeremy Renner as a New Jersey state assemblyman and Louis C.K. as an FBI agent.”
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