Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records
Producer L. Leigh Savidge adapting his documentary
Andrea Riseborough Signs Up For Bloodline
Joining John Leguizamo as another new cast regular
Stephen Rider Joins Daredevil Season 2
Playing District Attorney Blake Tower
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 August 2015
Armie Hammer Finds Nocturnal Animals
He's joined Tom Ford's new film
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
25 March 2016
Joy
01 January 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Kill The Messenger (2015)
Empire Star Rating
American Sniper (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Joy (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Louis CK Up For David O'Russell's Latest
He'll be an FBI agent

13 January 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Louis CK

He’s conquered the small screen (albeit in a cult, those-who-know-it-love-it way) with semi-autobiographical sitcom Louie, but now Louis CK is in demand with some big name directors. The latest megaphone man to come calling is recent Oscar nominee David O. Russell, who has Louis CK in talks to play a key role in his next film, formerly known as American Bullsh*t.

Assuming he completes a deal, CK will be appearing as an FBI agent alongside Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in the story of the FBI and a massive, true-life corruption case that stretched its tentacles from Atlantic City to Washington.

Known as the Abscam affair, the FBI sting operation saw con artist Mel Weinberg (Bale) and his girlfriend / partner (Amy Adams) caught by a federal agent (Cooper). Instead of being sent straight to the slammer, they’re offered a deal provided they help turn the tables on other crooks, mobsters and some very dodgy politicians. The long con included them taking on the leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Renner), among others.

We’re delighted to see the Louie creator bringing his hangdog style to the movies for more than just a quick cameo role or small parts in less-than-satisfying films. He’ll next be seen in Woody Allen’s latest, Blue Jasmine, which should be in cinemas later this year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Schwarzenegger Talks Legend Of Conan
Possibly shooting in New Zealand
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

Wow.
If Louis signs on, this will become one of my favourite casts ever. More

Posted by VwikusM at 21:39 on 13 January 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)