Jeremy Renner is now in negotiations to star in American Bullsh*t for Sony Pictures and director David O. Russell, replacing Christian Bale, who was in talks for the movie but was forced to drop out due to scheduling issues. Renner will join Bradley Cooper, who’s been attached for a while and is now officially in negotiations to star.
Eric Singer (The International) wrote the screenplay, based on the true story of a con artist and his mistress, who were forced to work with the FBI to take down other grifters, mobsters, and politicians involved in a vast conspiracy. Jeremy Renner will be Jimmy Boyle, the FBI agent who busts the con artist, Mel Weinberg (Bradley Cooper), and forces him to help solve the Abscam corruption case, which spans from Philadelphia to Washington D.C.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in February. Bradley Cooper also stars in David O. Russell’s latest, The Silver Linings Playbook, which hits cinemas latest this year. (Source: Variety)