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Louis C.K. Could Join Christian Bale And Bradley Cooper In David O. Russell's Next

If David O. Russell has proven anything with his last two films it's that he's become an expert at getting Oscar nominations for his actors. In 2010 Christian Bale and Melissa Leo both took home golden statues for their parts in The Fighter (while Amy Adams got a nomination too) and just yesterday it was announced that Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver are all Academy Award nominees for their roles in Silver Linings Playbook. So don't be too surprised if we may soon hear Louis C.K.'s name start popping up in award season conversation.

THR is reporting that the incredibly popular comedian - who wrapped the third season of his show Louie last year - is now in talks to join the cast of Russell's next directorial effort. Formerly known as American Bullshit (the title has been changed for obvious reasons), the project already has Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams attached, meaning that C.K.'s potential involvement would be just one hell of a cherry on top.

Based on a true story and written by Eric Singer (The International), the movie is about a con man named Mel Weinberg who worked with the FBI in a corruption case that "stretched from Atlantic City to Washington, D.C." The trade doesn't mention what role C.K. would play in the drama, but it doesn't specify roles for anyone else either.

Sadly Louie won't be back on the air until spring 0f 2014, you won't have to wait too much longer to see more of Louis C.K., as he is part of the ensemble cast appearing in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, which will be in theaters later this year.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.