Five new character posters have been unveiled for David O. Russell’s American Hustle, which, despite contrary belief, I have yet to see. Russell’s last film, Silver Linings Playbook (2012), was a big hit last year and earned eight Oscar nominations, including one in each of the four acting categories (and one win; Jennifer Lawrence). His prior film, The Fighter (2010), grabbed seven nods, including three acting nominations (and two wins; Christian Bale and Melissa Leo). So it goes without saying that American Hustle will not only be one to keep an eye on in the Best Picture race, but one that you can expect might earn a few acting noms as well.
Here are the posters for the main characters in American Hustle – starting with my personal favorite – which opens on Christmas Day.