Director David O. Russell's new untitled project (formerly known as American Bullsh*t) will debut in limited release December 13, 2013, before expanding nationwide on December 25, 2013. The drama will go up against 47 Ronin, Jack Ryan, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on Christmas Day.
The project reunites the director with The Fighter stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams, and Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K. also star.
The plot is based on the true story of a con man who helped an FBI agent uncover a massive abscam conspiracy that spanned all across the Eastern Seaboard. Megan Ellison is producing and financing through her Annapurna Pictures company, along with Charles Roven and his Atlas Entertainment banner.