Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper Join ‘American Bullsh*t’

David O. Russell is directing this drama based on the true story of a con man who helps the FBI unravel a vast conspiracy

Jeremy Renner joins American Bullshit
Jeremy Renner joins American Bullshit
Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper are in negotiations to star in American Bullsh*t for Sony Pictures and director David O. Russell.

Eric Singer (The International) wrote the screenplay, based on the true story of a con artist and his mistress, who were forced to work with the FBI to take down other grifters, mobsters, and politicians involved in a vast conspiracy. Jeremy Renner is in talks to replace Christian Bale as Jimmy Boyle, the FBI agent who busts the con artist, Mel Weinberg (Bradley Cooper), and forces him to help solve the Abscam corruption case, which spans from Philadelphia to Washington D.C.

Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures is financing the drama. She will also produce alongside Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, and Ted Schipper. Production is scheduled to begin in February. Bradley Cooper also stars in David O. Russell's latest, The Silver Linings Playbook, arriving in theaters November 21.

American Hustle was released December 20th, 2013 and stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K., Jack Huston, Michael Peña. The film is directed by David O. Russell.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (7)

  1. Dan

    Batman>Hawkeye. Every time.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  2. ejk1

    Hawkeye can't replace Batman.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  3. thedude-abides

    Don't like the title, which will most likely be changed, and I don't like the fact that Bale dropped out. Renner is a solid replacement, but a downgrade, nonetheless.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  4. Dark-White-Knight

    Sounds familiar

    3 years agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

  5. SherlockHolmes2009

    Sounds good but the title may need to be changed, doesnt sound right with the premise of the film

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  6. Cripple

    Very nice, really pumped for this.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  7. Nicholaus XX

    Good news! I'll be keeping my eye on this one.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

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