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. Until now.
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, since then, the all-star lineup has expanded (and it’ll likely 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 meet in Belgium and soon become the prime suspects in a murder circa the 1930s. According to Deadline, it boasts the “rock-and-roll absurdist vibe and high jinks” of Russell’s American Hustle.” Which isn’t the worse comparison to draw.
“You have a dead white man in a box,” Chris Rock’s character says to kick off the Amsterdam trailer.
“Not even a casket. It doesn’t even have a top on it… Who do you think is going to get in trouble here?”
“We formed a pact and we swore to protect each other… no matter what,” Christian Bale can be heard saying later on.
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 – check out the first trailer above