You’re probably going to be hearing a lot about American Hustle when the Oscar race starts to heat up in September. This is mostly because it’s directed by David O. Russell, whose previous two movies (The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook) were both best picture nominees. It’s also because the cast seems to consist exclusively of Oscar winners and Oscar nominees (Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner all star). It’s also because the first trailer is out, and it’s a doozy.
If nothing else, the movie should have a lock on the best hair and make-up category. It’s hard to imagine any other movie topping the hair styles on display here.