As David O. Russell puts the finishing touches on The Silver Linings Playbook, he’s weighing a few different options for his next move. As of last month, it looked like a real possibility that he could be headed to American Bullshit, about a real-life sting of Congress by the FBI in the 1980s, but now it seems the Oscar-nominated director is set for a different political tale.

According to a new report, Russell has signed on to direct a biopic of Rhode Island mayor Buddy Cianci, based on Cianci’s memoir Politics and Pasta: How I Prosecuted Mobsters, Rebuilt a Dying City, Advised a President, Dined With Sinatra, Spent Five Years in a Federally Funded Gated Community and Lived to Tell the Tale. Although Russell has been circling the picture for about a year now, he’s finally made his attachment official. More details after the jump.

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