Jennifer Lawrence To Play Christian Bale's Wife In David O. Russell's New Film

Jennifer Lawrence is set to join David O Russell's new untitled motion picture, formerly known as American Bullshit, a drama written by Eric Singer and Russell himself about the 1970s FBI sting operation 'Abscam' that took down a series of U.S. congressmen. The ensemble cast includes Christian Bale,Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.

This reunites Lawrence with Russell and Cooper, they collaborated on Silver Linings Playbook that has earned them all Oscar nominations. Lawrence has already won the SAG Award and received a Golden Globe for her wonderfully portrayed role. News has it that she will play Bale’s wife in the film, which is being produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle through Atlas Entertainment, which developed the film at Sony Pictures. Hit the jump for the official synopsis.

You can expect to see both Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the upcoming drama Serena on September 27th.

Here's the official synopsis,

The Untitled David O. Russell Project is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale, is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden.