Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston Signs On For David O. Russell's ABSCAM Movie

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-03-26 23:58:30discussion comments
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David O. Russell's ABSCAM movie, formerly known as American Bullshit, may already be in production, but that doesn't mean it's not still adding to its already impressive ensemble cast. The film is already set to feature the likes of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K. and Jennifer Lawrence, but now the project is adding a taste of Boardwalk Empire.

According to Deadline, Jack Huston, who stars as World War I vet Richard Harrow on the hit HBO gangster series, is the latest actor to sign up for a role in the upcoming drama. Based on true events, the new movie tells the story of how a con artist and his partner were forced to work with the FBI to help expose corrupt politicians and mobsters during the 1970s, including the mayor of Camden, New Jersey. Unfortunately the new report doesn't mention what role Huston will play in the project or how big his part is. Given that he's joining the cast so late in the game, presumably it isn't a crucial character that's going to be in every scene of the movie, but who is going to turn down the chance to work with David O. Russell?

Huston, who is the grandson of great director John Huston and nephew of both Anjelica and Danny Huston, has been very busy as of late, particularly on the indie scene. This year's Sundance Film Festival saw the premiere of the true-life drama Kill Your Darlings, in which the young actor stars as Jack Kerouac, and the Bille August-directed mystery Night Train To Lisbon debuted in Berlin back in February. He recently wrapped on the Lulu Wang comedy Posthumous, costarring Brit Marling and will also soon be seen alongside Emmy Rossum in Jonas Pate's Way Down South.

Russell's ABSCAM movie will be in theaters December 25th.
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