David O. Russell, director of The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook (among others of course), has decided to merge members from both casts to come up with American Hustle. I for one, am pumped. Christian Bale is in the top 5 of my favorite actors working today, and he's closer to the top than he is the back of that list. Amy Adams is fantastic. Bradley Cooper continues to grow on me with each really good movie he chooses (Silver Linings Playbook, The Place Beyond the Pines) and Jennifer Lawrence is always really solid. Christmas can't come soon enough.
Robert De Niro is also in the cast. The man is a legend but honestly, he's been a bit lazy in his acting the last few years. Russell did get De Niro back to his old form in Silver Linings Playbook, and here's hoping Russell can keep him there.