“Ima show you something, this Rembrandt right here… itsa FAKE.”
Whoa, there. Here is Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale with ridiculous hair playing some likable criminal protagonists, accessorized with Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, hello. David O. Russell directs: American Hustle. Here’s your Scorsesian trailer. Who knew that art fraud can be so sexy?
The story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians – namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey.
So, it’s Scarface with less cocaine and more art. According to this Wikipedia page here, is does not appear to have been based on anyone specific, boo, and originally, the screenplay was titled American Bullshit. Also, boobs. There are boobs.
By the way, Orson Welles knew that art fraud can be so sexy in 1973.