The director of The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook will again take part in the Oscars race next winter. Columbia Pictures has set the release date for his new, still-untitled film as December 13, 2013.
North American audiences will discover Russell's new movie before December 31, the last day on which films can qualify for a 2014 Oscar. The film will focus on Abscam, a federal investigation that took place at the end of the 1970s during which a young FBI agent teamed up with a notorious con artist to stop the rampant corruption in Atlantic City's political circles.
Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams will star in the thriller. These David O. Russell regulars will be joined by Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K. and Alessandro Nivola.
The movie will be one of several Oscar 2014 candidates to be released in the fall. Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio will be released mid-November. Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco with Nicole Kidman in the lead role will be in cinemas at the end of December. George Clooney's historical drama The Monuments Men is also expected before the end of the year.