Recent Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Jennifer Lawrence is set to reunite with Bradley Cooper and director David O. Russell for a film about the FBI sting operation known as Abscam, which took down several congressmen and a senator among others during the early 1980s. The trio’s most recent collaboration, Silver Linings Playbook, earned each of them Oscar nominations and eight nominations overall.
Cooper will play Melvin Weinberg, the convicted con-artist hired by the FBI to facilitate much of the sting operation. Other cast members include Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale, whose wife Lawrence will play.
The film is being produced by Megan Ellison, the 27-year-old whose previous projects include True Grit, The Master and Zero Dark Thirty. Ellison is also working on the script for the film.