Back in April, pictures of Bradley Cooper on set wearing hair perm rods went viral. The 38-year-old was perming his signature luscious locks for his role in American Hustle. At long last, we get to see his perm in action.
American Hustle is based on the FBI’s ABSCAM sting, a late 70s investigation that resulted in the conviction of a US senator and five members of the House of Representatives on corruption charges. Cooper not only reunites with his Silver Linings Playbook director David O’Russell but also his co-star Jennifer Lawrence who’s sporting an equally appropriate decade hairstyle. Also appearing in the film are Christian Bale who plays a brilliant con man and Amy Adams taking on the role of his girlfriend and partner in crime. Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K. round out the cast.
The film hits theaters this December, no doubt to take advantage of the awards season. Could O’Russell have another film in the Oscar race? It definitely is a possibility. Fun fact: Ben Affleck was initially considered to direct it before David stepped in. Also worth nothing, the film was originally titled American Bullshit. I kinda like that title better, no? Check out the newly-released trailer below.