Christian Bale, Amy Adams Lead All-Star Cast In \"American Hustle\"

(Undated) -- Christian Bale sees the con man he plays in "American Hustle" as a "strangely optimistic" person who's just trying to make a better life for himself.  Irving Rosenfeld and his partner-in-crime and mistress, played by Amy Adams, are forced to work for Bradley Cooper's wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. Jeremy Renner plays a New Jersey mayor who gets caught between the con artists and the Feds, while Jennifer Lawrence plays Irving's unpredictable wife who threatens to bring down their entire operation in the enchanting but dangerous world of Jersey powerbrokers and the mafia. Directed by David O. Russell, "American Hustle" is in select theaters this weekend. The movie opens nationwide on December 20th. "American Hustle" is rated R.