Taylor Swift has found her first post-Cats feature film project. The hit-making musical artist and sometimes actor has joined the already packed cast of the new David O. Russell movie. The film remains untitled and somewhat mysterious, but Swift is joining a line-up that includes Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, and many more. Since this is all very hush-hush, there’s no real info on who Swift is playing or how big her role is.
Annie Mumolo Says David O. Russell Taking Over Her ‘Joy’ Script Was “A Very Heartbreaking Experience”
Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2021 by Chris Evangelista
Released in 2015, Joy was yet another film from the team of director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence. It was also a genuinely bad, overwrought movie, with Lawrence completely miscast as Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. While Russell received the sole screenplay credit on the finished film, he had actually rewritten a script by Annie Mumolo, co-writer of Bridesmaids. Now, six years later, Mumolo has weighed in on what happened behind-the-scenes, calling it a “heartbreaking experience.”
Untitled David O. Russell Film Adds John David Washington Alongside Christian Bale and Margot Robbie
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2020 by Chris Evangelista
David O. Russell, a filmmaker who continues to land high-profile work despite several accusations of abusive behavior, has a new project lined-up, and it has quite the cast. Christian Bale and Margot Robbie are already on board, and now John David Washington has joined the ensemble as well. Legendary cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki will shoot the movie. And just what is the movie about? No one knows! Well, I’m sure people involved with the movie know, but they’re not talking.
Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Five years after he won an Oscar for his cinematography in The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki is set to make his long-awaited return to filmmaking. In his first gig since Terrence Malick’s 2017 film Song to Song, Luzbeki has signed on to film David O. Russell‘s star-studded new movie which features the likes of Christian Bale, Michael B. Jordan, and Margot Robbie.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Over the past six years, Margot Robbie has become one of the most coveted actresses in Hollywood. During that time, she’s starred in over a dozen movies, two of them from filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino (The Wolf of Wall Street and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and another two that earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations (Bombshell and I, Tonya).
The same rise in success can be seen in Michael B. Jordan, who started off with roles in TV shows ranging from The Wire to All My Children and Friday Night Lights, but has only gained fame on the big screen in the past six years. Chronicle was his breakthrough role, Fruitvale Station got him indie cred, he became a movie star in Creed, and Black Panther made him an even bigger deal.
Now they both could be getting a boost for the next awards season with each of them taking roles in the next movie from American Hustle director David O. Russell. Read More »
Christian Bale Reteaming with ‘The Fighter’ and ‘American Hustle’ Director David O. Russell for a Big New Movie
Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Fans of The Fighter and American Hustle will be happy to hear that director David O. Russell is reteaming with Christian Bale for a big new movie that is being put together at New Regency as part of their overall deal with 20th Century Fox, which is now situated at Disney. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018 by Marshall Shaffer
After two high-profile Q&A disasters at panels with the cast of Scarface and TV’s Westworld, the organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival had to breathe a sigh of relief when Robert DeNiro stepped on stage and had very little to say. The festival’s co-founder had an hour with Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle co-star Bradley Cooper but admitted he was outsourcing the questions to friends and family who could text him what they wanted to ask.
The result, to start, were some awkward pregnant pauses – but it ultimately led to Cooper filling in the silence with amusing anecdotes about his experiences with the legendary performer.
Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 by Jack Giroux
Amazon wants to start producing 15 movies a year with “top filmmakers.” They’ve already collaborated with some notable directors, having joined forces with David O. Russell and Nicolas Winding Refn for some shows, in addition to distributing Kenneth Lonergan‘s Manchester by the Sea. Now, they’re producing the latest films from Todd Haynes (
Carol) and Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin), and for a good reason, the company wants their work shown in a theater like the rest of us.
Below, learn why Amazon theatrical releases matter to the distributor.
Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Mark Wahlberg has been on a roll with director Peter Berg, but a few years before the two started working together, Wahlberg was known more for his creative partnership with David O. Russell. The actor had a hand in the director’s big comeback with The Fighter, but after that drama, the two have yet to make another film together. That may change soon, though, since Wahlberg is now working with Russell on a biopic about Father Stuart Long.
There’s also another new Mark Wahlberg project in the works involving LeBron James. Below, learn more about these new Mark Wahlberg projects.
Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
We still don’t know the film David O. Russell intends on making next, but we do know the director behind Three Kings, American Hustle, and last year’s Joy is working on a television show. The filmmaker will soon shop around a TV drama starring a now frequent collaborator of his, Robert De Niro, and Julianne Moore. Following up their work on Joy and American Hustle, Megan Ellison (Sausage Party) of Annapurna Pictures will produce Russell’s newest project.
Below, learn more about the David O. Russell TV show.