The once-mystery project from the Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell, which stars a strong ensemble, has generated a lot of buzz for what feels like an age. We now know what is happening with Russell’s first theatrical release since Joy in 2015, which concluded one of the greatest five-year stretches from any single filmmaker in contemporary Hollywood history. The movie, its story, and even production were all shrouded in mystery for the past couple of years.
There is quite a lot we know about what will undoubtedly be one of the frontrunners at the 2023 Academy Awards, including the release date, the cast, and the plot of the eagerly awaited film. Let’s dive in and review what we currently know about Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Will Be Released Theatrically On November 4, 2022
Until CinemaCon 2022, when 20th Century Studios released a lot of information about Amsterdam, there was little to no information about David O. Russell’s most recent picture. However, one thing we did know in advance was the movie’s release date. The studio said in the autumn of 2021 that “Untitled David O. Russell Project” would debut on November 4, 2022. As a result, the celebrity-studded event will take place just one week before the release of the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and at the start of the awards season.
John David Washington in Tenet, Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Christian Bale in The Fighter
Christian Bale, Margot Robbie And John David Washington Lead The All-Star Amsterdam Cast
Two of the best instances of David O. Russell’s ability to assemble tremendously skilled Hollywood stars for his different film projects are American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook. Amsterdam, starring Academy Award winner Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington (the latter two haven’t won any Oscars yet, but both have received numerous nominations over the past ten years), will carry on that pattern.
While 20th Century Studios did confirm at CinemaCon 2022 that the movie will revolve on three close friends played by the stars, the company has not yet revealed the actual names of the characters the three Hollywood giants will play in Amsterdam.
Robert De Niro starred in Silver Linings Playbook, Rami Malek in No Time to Die, and Taylor Swift in the music video for Me!
The Amsterdam Cast Also Includes Taylor Swift, Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, And More
The Amsterdam ensemble includes a number of well-known actors in addition to the three top-billed ones, David O. Russell’s first film in seven years. Taylor Swift, Robert De Niro (who appeared in Russell’s previous three films), Rami Malek, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Matthias Schoenaerts, Andrea Riseborough, and Alessandro Nivola will all appear alongside Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington in the upcoming crime epic.
The identities of the characters the supporting actors will be playing have not yet been made public, much like with the major stars. However, when the first official trailer is released online, this will definitely alter.
Amsterdam Tells The Story Of Three Friends Caught In A Mysterious Crime Plot In Early 20th Century Europe
As seen by films like American Hustle and Three Kings, David O. Russell is an expert at producing high-stakes crime dramas with a comic undertone, and it appears like Russell will be doing it once more with Amsterdam. Amsterdam will follow three close friends — a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney — as they become involved in some sort of secret murder scheme in early 20th-century Europe, it was revealed during the CinemaCon 2022 presentation where many of the movie’s details were finally unveiled (per Deadline).
However, 20th Century Studios did promise in the big reveal that the characters will find themselves at the centre of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history and that the movie is based on facts that meet fiction. The precise type of criminal plot the core trio will find themselves in during the film is currently unknown.
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
In Addition To Directing Amsterdam, David O. Russell Also Wrote The Screenplay
In addition to directing Amsterdam, David O. Russell also created the screenplay for the impending crime epic, as he did for all but one of his previous feature films (he only directed The Fighter, while Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, and Scott Silver penned the script). This was initially confirmed in January 2020 when Deadline reported that Russell would write and direct the film, marking his first collaboration with Christian Bale since 2013’s American Hustle.
There is a chance that Russell, who is handling both the writing and directorial responsibilities, can win his first Oscar in both categories at the 95th Academy Awards in early 2023 as well as at other award ceremonies that will come before the big Hollywood event.
Production On Amsterdam Was Shrouded In Mystery With The Name Not Being Officially Announced Until CinemaCon 2022
Until the big announcement at CinemaCon 2022, not many specifics about Amsterdam were made public. In spite of the fact that its name has been known for a while, the movie’s official title wasn’t even revealed until the April 2022 event. Even though filming had already begun in early 2021, according to Deadline, there was still a certain air of secrecy around the production, which Anya Taylor-Joy described as “extremely clandestine” even to the cast in a March 2021 interview with Vanity Fair.
Since then, the movie’s level of secrecy has only increased, and it probably will until November, when Amsterdam is officially released into the world. And to be honest, that just makes the situation more intriguing.
There is a lot about Amsterdam that we do know right now, but as the months pass and the release date approaches, we anticipate learning more. While you wait, have a look at all the other thrilling 2022 film releases that are planned to hit cinemas and online sites before the year is over.
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