The project is based on the true story of a con man (Bradley Cooper) who helped the FBI unravel an enormous conspiracy spanning from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. The actress will play Maxine Gardner, the con man's mistress who helps the FBI agent (Jeremy Renner) tackle the case.
David O. Russell, who directed Amy Adams in The Fighter, is working from a screenplay by Eric Singer (The International). The project also reunites Amy Adams with her Man of Steel producer Charles Roven. Megan Ellison is producing and financing the project through her Annapurna Pictures company.
Shooting is scheduled to commence in February.