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Relax, Squares: “American Bullshit” is Now “American Hustle”

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Bradley Cooper in The Silver Linings Playbook

Bradley Cooper in The Silver Linings Playbook

In what must be good news for the easily offended, director David O. Russell’s much-anticipated “American Bullshit” has a new name: “American Hustle.”

Go back to playing your Perry Como CDs and drinking your warm milk, stodgy America! All is right in the world.

“American Hustle” covers the Abscam scandal and features a top-flight cast: Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, etc. No word yet on whether the film will be another insufferable crowd-pleaser from Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”) or if it will feature crabby snacks, whatever the hell those are.

“American Hustle” will open nationwide Christmas day. Expect to hear a lot of buzz between now and then. But if that means more of Lawrence’s refreshing honesty with the press, that may not be such a bad thing.

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