“The Fighter” Director David O. Russell and Christian Bale are hopefully teaming up to make a film (provocatively titled “American Bullshit”) about the “ABSCAM” sting operation run by the FBI in the 1970’s.
The “ABSCAM” sting operation was created and run by the FBI to initially target the trafficking of stolen property. It ended up being converted to a public corruption investigation and it ultimately led to the conviction of United States Senator, five members of the House of Representatives, one member of the New Jersey State Senate, members of the Philadelphia City Council, and an inspector for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Though no script details have been relased as yet, a possible shooting scheduled has been penciled in for January 2013.
With an award-winning team like this, we can’t wait to see if this project gets the green light.