"American Hustle" debuts first full-length trailer

Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in a scene from "American Hustle." Sony Pictures

People hustle for different things -- money, love, family -- but they all hustle to survive.

That's what we're told in the first full-length trailer for David O. Russell's latest film, "American Hustle," which debuted online this week.

Set in the 1970s, the film's all-star cast includes Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence.

Written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell ("The Fighter," "Silver Linings Playbook"), the movie is based on the true story of a con artist (Bale) and his partner (Adams) forced to work with a federal agent (Cooper) to take down fellow cons, mobsters and cooked politicians.

The two-and-a-half minute trailer puts the '70s world on display, along with glimpses of Cooper sporting curlers, Bale with a comb-over and potbelly and Lawrence as a disgruntled mother.

"American Hustle" opens in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 13, and expands to wide release on Christmas Day.

Watch the new trailer below:

  • Jessica Derschowitz



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