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Jennifer Lawrence As Christian Bale's Wife In David O. Russell's New Film? Actress Could Appear In ABSCAM Project

02/15/2013 04:53 pm ET | Updated Feb 20, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence loved working with David O. Russell so much that she's signed on for his next film. According to Deadline.com, Lawrence has joined the impressive cast of Russell's next film, an untitled project previously called "American Bullshit." Lawrence will play wife to Christian Bale.

The untitled film will focus on the true story of Mel Weinberg, a con artist working with the FBI to bring down government officials in the lates 1970s and early 1980s. The sting operation was called ABSCAM.

Bale and Lawrence will be joined in the cast by Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. From the official synopsis of the film, previously announced in October of 2012.

The Untitled David O. Russell Project is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale, is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden.

This will be the third film Cooper and Lawrence have made together, and their second for Russell, who directed "Silver Linings Playbook."

"Oh, it's nice," Russell told HuffPost Entertainment about working with the same actors. "It's really great because you have a lot of trust with each other and then you can really reach higher and go farther and deeper. The best thing is for me to trying to to the best I can do as a writer and directer so that I keep attracting the best people. To me, that's a blessing. If I get to keep working with people as gifted as these actors, you're halfway into the movie at that point in delivering the vision. It raises the bar for me, and I just keep trying harder."

For more on Lawrence's new role, head over to Deadline.com.

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