David O’Russell’s ‘Abscam’ movie gets release date

bradley-cooper-lance-armstrong Sony will release David O’Russell’s untitled Abscam project in a limited run on 13th December before expanding nationwide on 25th December 2013, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will see the director reunited with his Silver Linings Playbook stars; Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

Last month Cooper was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, while Lawrence won the Best Actress Oscar for their respective roles in Silver Linings.

Here’s the scoop:

David O. Russell – along with his Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper – already looks poised to take part in next year’s awards season.

Sony announced Tuesday that it will release Russell’s untitled Abscam film in a limited run Dec. 13 before expanding nationwide on Christmas Day. Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures and Charles Roven‘s Atlas Entertainment produced and financed the drama.

The film will be based on the famous FBI sting operation that implicated several corrupt Capitol Hill lawmakers who were involved in exchanging money for political favours in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

The untitled project also boasts an impressive supporting cast that includes Christian Bale, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2011 for David O’Russell’s The Fighter, Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) and Amy Adams (Man of Steel).