We can always count on David O. Russell to attract A-list talent to each of his projects, but he’s really taking things to a whole new level with his next movie. Its entire cast has recently been revealed, and it includes some of Hollywood’s shiniest stars.
O. Russell’s frequent collaborator Christian Bale has been cast as the lead in this mysterious project about a year ago, before its production was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Margot Robbie later joined the project, and John David Washington quickly followed, replacing Michael B. Jordan who dropped due to scheduling conflict.
This movie finally started shooting in Los Angeles this month, and O. Russell ended up rounding out the entire ensemble. The full cast now includes such stars as Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Andrea Riseborough, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Alessandro Nivola.
Expectations are running high for this project because O. Russell directed many actors to Oscar-nominated performances in the past. The plot of this untitled movie is still being kept under wraps, and it will be O. Russell’s first directorial effort since the 2015 biopic Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence.