According to the Hollywood Reporter, David O. Russell's newest feature film, American Hustle, will headline and close out the Dubai Film Festival, which runs from December 6th-14th.
DIFF artistic director Masoud Amralla Al Ali said: "We are thrilled to bring David O. Russell's follow-up to his Oscar-winning films The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook to DIFF audiences this year. With one of the most exciting filmmakers working today at the helm, an outstanding cast and compelling story, this is a film that is set to blow audiences away and end the 10th DIFF on a high note."
Hustle has had serious Oscar buzz surrounding it for quite some time, and with good reason. O. Russell stockpiled an incredible cast, and not only are they talented, but most of the cast have worked with the director before. Amy Adams and Christian Bale starred in The Fighter, while Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were the two leads in Silver Linings Playbook. Add in the supporting actors (Renner, Louis C.K. and De Niro) and it's easy to see why critics and fans are eager for the premiere. If the film is anything like O. Russell's last two films, the honor of closing the Dubai Film Festival may be the first in a long line of deserving awards.
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