Both Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie have been receiving plenty of attention for “employing half of Hollywood.” But somehow, the equally impressive ensemble cast of David O. Russell’s Amsterdam movie has flown almost completely under the radar.
As some of you may recall, last year, we covered what was then described as a “mysterious” project from the director behind Three Kings, The Fighter, and American Hustle. At the time, the only actors confirmed were John David Washington, Margot Robbie, and Christian Bale. While those three names alone are certainly cause for both celebration and intrigue, the other names announced in the seven odds months since will surely send you over the edge…
- Christian Bale
- Margot Robbie
- John David Washington (replacing Michael B. Jordan)
- Rami Malek
- Zoe Saldaña
- Robert De Niro
- Mike Myers
- Timothy Olyphant
- Michael Shannon
- Chris Rock
- Anya Taylor-Joy
- Andrea Riseborough
- Matthias Schoenaerts
- Alessandro Nivola
- Taylor Swift
- Leland Orser
- Sean Avery
So what exactly will the Amsterdam movie directed by David O. Russell involve? The story produced by 20th Century Studios follows three friends – a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney – who become the prime suspects in a murder during the 1930s. According to Deadline, a yet-to-be-revealed trailer debuted exclusively at CinemaCon 2022 boasted “the rock-and-roll absurdist vibe and high jinks” of Russell’s American Hustle.” Which isn’t the worse comparison to draw.
“In the Amsterdam movie trailer, Robert De Niro is sceptically questioning the trio about their past,” describes Nancy Tartaglione and Anthony D’Alessandro of Deadline.
“They are a doctor, a nurse and an attorney — all veterans who met in Belgium. A title card reads: “A lot of this actually happened.” Cue The Who’s ‘Join Together With the Band’ and Christian Bale’s voice-over, which tells us: “We formed a pact and swore to protect each other no matter what. But sometimes, life is perfect until it’s not.”
“The trailer climaxes with Chris Rock, Christian Bale, and Taylor Swift standing around a coffin. ‘You have a dead white man in the box,’ Rock says to Bale. ‘Who do you think is going to get in trouble for that? The black guy?'”
In addition to steering this ship, Russell has penned the screenplay and reunited with executive producer Matthew Budman (American Hustle, Joy). The legendary Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki has accomplished the cinematography – who you may be familiar with through Children of Men, Gravity, Birdman, and The Revenant.
David O. Russell’s Amsterdam movie starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington has locked in November 4th of 2022 for its official release date – keep an eye out for the trailer and whatnot when it finally arrives.