We’re edging ever closer to David O Russell’s follow up to the much-celebrated Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, but it’s not quite here yet. In fact, it’s over two weeks until the US get hold of it, while the UK have to stay patient until January 3rd, 2014. So in the meantime, here are some cool clips from the movie.

American Hustle castAmy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle

American Hustle sees O Russell combine with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence again, but the reunification story doesn’t stop there: Christian Bale and Amy Adams also return to work with the director, after their success on The Fighter, which also starred Mark Wahlberg, a sequel for which is in the works.

Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) is a charismatic, skilled and renown conman. He and his equally accomplished schemer, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are forced to work for a maverick FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). When Irving’s wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) gets involved, the whole operation is jeopardized. What is the operation? We can’t wait to find out either.

Watch the first American Hustle clip: We Have to Talk Business

The film, which was originally going to be called American Bullshit, is highly anticipated, and falls into the dangerous category of: ‘films that are being talked about in Oscar contention before the reviews are out’. That’s happened before, with The Counsellor, remember? And we all know what went down there.

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