David O. Russell, the director who gave us Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, has once again amassed an impressive cast for his forthcoming drama American Hustle, set in New Jersey.  Along with Amy Adams and Christian Bale, the film also reunites Playbook pair Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

American Hustle is the story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians - namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey.

With an ensemble cast this talented, and good looking, its hard to not smell the Academy Award buzz, as O. Russell seems to have the golden touch.

Here's your first look at American Hustle, due in theaters this December.