FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“An ensemble…equal of anything from Hollywood’s golden age.” ~ David Denby, THE NEW YORKER
“David O. Russell has become the most exciting filmmaker in America.” ~ Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards®, Including Best Picture, Best Director,
Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor & Best Supporting Actress
Winner of Three Golden Globes,® Including
Best Motion Picture, Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress
From David O. Russell & Featuring an All-Star Ensemble Cast, Including
Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence & Louis C.K.
Available March 18 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack*, DVD & Digital
Bonus Materials Include “Making of” Featurette, as well as Deleted & Extended Scenes
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2014) — Nominated for 10 Academy Awards® and winner of three Golden Globes®2, the critically acclaimed, genre-defying AMERICAN HUSTLE will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack3, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet™ March 18 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Mastered in 4K, AMERICAN HUSTLE tells the story of a pair of brilliant con artists forced to work with an FBI agent on a case that ultimately erupts into one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation. The film is co-written and directed by three-time Oscar®-nominated David O. Russell4 and stars Academy Award® winner Christian Bale5, two-time Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper6, five time Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams7, two-time Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner8, Emmy® and Grammy®winner Louis C.K. 9 and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence10. The all-star cast also won a Screen Actors Guild® Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include “The Making of American Hustle,” a behind-the-scenes featurette with filmmakers and cast introducing the dazzling world of AMERICAN HUSTLE and explaining why they were captivated by the story and its characters. Also included are more than 20 minutes of deleted and extended scenes from the cutting room floor.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation,AMERICAN HUSTLE tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Renner plays Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook), AMERICAN HUSTLE defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.
AMERICAN HUSTLE is directed by David O. Russell from a screenplay by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell. Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon produced, with Matthew Budman, Bradley Cooper, Eric Warren Singer and George Parra serving as executive producers.
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:
§ “The Making of American Hustle” featurette
§ Deleted & Extended Scenes
AMERICAN HUSTLE has a run time of about 129 minutes & is rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content & brief violence.