‘American Hustle’ Character Posters Let You Get a Closer Look at Bradley Cooper’s Perm

By  · Published on October 3rd, 2013

During the production of David O. Russell’s American Hustle, the public was been concerned with one thing, and one thing only: Bradley Cooper’s perm. And rightfully so. Though the trailer and some stills have shown it off in context of the film, new character sheets are letting us get a look at the thing up close and personal, along with rest of the cast in all their seventies glory.

American Hustle focuses on the infamous ABSCAM operation, in which a con artist (Christian Bale) and his mistress/partner in the scam (Amy Adams) are forced to team up with a federal agent (Cooper) to catch other criminals. But because this is the seventies, there is a whole lot of debauchery and side-boob going on to distract them from their goals.

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Cooper’s new look aside, let’s gaze at the other major players. Adams is very Bernadette Peters-esque with her red curls and sequined dress (jumpsuit? please be a jumpsuit). Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Bale’s wife (and is a possible threat to destroying the ABSCAM operation), is menacing in an ice queen “I will destroy you because you talked badly about me that one time” kind of way. Also hoping that’s a jumpsuit.

Of course, Bale’s famous commitment to looking the part shines through again, as he packed on the pounds to his former Batman frame and amped up the sleaze factor. Really, all it takes is a pair of aviator glasses and greasy hair. Jeremy Renner looks like someone’s disappointed, rich father.

American Hustle is in theaters December 25th. [Moviefone]

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