David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' to Close Dubai Film Fest

"American Hustle"
"American Hustle"
 Columbia Pictures

LONDON -- David O. Russell's American Hustle, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis CK and Robert De Niro, has been selected to close this year's Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).

The movie, produced by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna and Charles Roven’s Atlas, details the story of a brilliant con man (Bale) who, along with his equally cunning British partner and lover (Adams), is forced to work for a wild, unhinged FBI agent (Cooper).

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The Fed pushes them into a world of New Jersey power brokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting.

The 10th edition of DIFF, held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE vice president and prime minister and ruler of Dubai, will be the first festival to screen American Hustle.

DIFF artistic director Masoud Amralla Al Ali said: "We are thrilled to bring David O. Russell's follow-up to his Oscar-winning films The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook to DIFF audiences this year. With one of the most exciting filmmakers working today at the helm, an outstanding cast and compelling story, this is a film that is set to blow audiences away and end the 10th DIFF on a high note."

Italia Films will release the Sony Pictures-backed film in the Middle East.

DIFF runs Dec. 6-14.

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