David O. Russell, Amsterdam director and screenwriter of films such as: "Joy" (2015), "American Hustle" (2015) and "Amsterdam" (2022), was completely out of the spotlight since his last premiere "Accidental Love" in 2015; what no one expected is that he was quietly working on this mega production.
Russell worked with Christian Bale in the movie "The Fighter" in 2010, together with him, they began to embark on this project 5 years ago. Regarding this David refers: “Christian and I were very interested in creating original, unfamiliar characters, creating something that had not been done. A character that he would love to play, characters that we've never seen before in Margot Robbie or John David, or any actor in the cast.
That's where it all started, we started telling the story of a doctor, and from there we learned about the unusual circumstances of this doctor and two of his best friends. Which was basically what we wanted to have: three best friends, who knew how to fix things, who could handle any situation, go through something together."
“Amsterdam” is based on true events and follows the story of three friends who become suspects in a murder that turned an entire country upside down in 1930. They are a doctor, a nurse and a lawyer, played respectively by Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington, with comedy tones, a pinch of romance and some drama, the film is positioned.
Even before its premiere, as a very possible candidate for the Oscars, and that is, in addition to being a period adventure, one of those that always works very well, the film has an unparalleled cast having in its ranks names like: Anya Taylor-Joy, Alessandro Nivola, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Robert De Niro, Taylor Swift , Rami Malek and Andrea Riseborough.
Filming began in Amsterdam years ago, but the pandemic, the problems derived from it and the secrecy that surrounded it have meant that almost everything that has to do with it is experienced as a true event celebrated by moviegoers.
It is one of those feature films that seem made by and to show off the seventh art before the big prizes for two clear reasons. The first, that his director is David O. Russell, nominated for five Oscars throughout his career; the second, which has a cast full of some of the hottest stars in Hollywood today.
Amsterdam is based on true events and tells the story of three friends who, in 1930, become suspects in a murder that turned American society upside down. They are a doctor, a nurse and a lawyer, who are played by Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington.
In the tone of an adventure comedy with a romantic touch (and some drama), the film is one of the period titles that always works and could mean Russell's passport to his first Oscar (although he will more than likely face heavyweights like Damien Chazelle or Steven Spielberg).
The spectacular nature of the film is accentuated with appearances by the likes of Anya Taylor-Joy, Alessandro Nivola, Chris Rock, Matthias Shoenaerts, Mike Myers, Robert De Niro, Taylor Swift and Rami Malek.
This structure is very reminiscent of one of the feature films that caused the most talk in the past year, Don't look up. Namely: a great director and a star-studded cast plus a story that makes it hard to look away from the screen. Adam McKay's film did not work very well, but his attempt at cinema was appreciated.
From the head of David O. Russell have come films as celebrated as The Bright Side of Things, The Great American Swindle or Joy, and he is the champion that an actress like Jennifer Lawrence can boast of having two Oscars at home.
'Amsterdam' is one of the most anticipated and controversial films that you will surely want to see and here we tell you everything about it and the protagonists Margot Robbie and Christian Bale.
The first images and details of 'Amsterdam' have finally been revealed, the new mystery story directed by David O. Russell, is ideal for fans of good cinema. We tell you about the plot, the cast, the release date and more.
A story full of mystery, which seeks to solve a murder. “Set in the 1930s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects, and uncover one of the most scandalous plots in American history,” reads director David O. Russell's official review of the work. , responsible for great successes such as American Hustle, Three Kings, Silver Linings Playbook or The Fighter, to name just a few of his works.
With a cast of true heart attack, this film, which is positioned to become one of the nominees for the 2023 Oscars, promises to leave a great mark on history.
Amsterdam multi-awarded and multifaceted actor who has previously shone in other projects with this same director (American Hustle, The Fighter) returns, who now has a spectacular interpellation. We have previously seen him in impeccable performances in films like The Dark Knight, American Psycho, Vice or The Machinist.
It took David O. Russell five years to bring Amsterdam to the screen, a project that brings together a top-notch cast starting with Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and Robert De Niro.
The film, which will debut in Chile on October 6, was one challenge after another for the production. Starting from having lost one of his stars, Michael B. Jordan -who due to scheduling conflicts could not participate- to a historic global pandemic.
The film was supposed to start shooting in early 2020, however, the covid-19 appeared and delayed the schedule for a year.
Amsterdam presents the story of physician Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale) and lawyer Harold Woodman (John David Washington), who work from their respective offices in New York City in the fascinating time of 1933.
Berendsen and Woodman have years of unconditional friendship, forced in the midst of war, which later led them to help people in distress, especially those who have fallen from grace or have little money.
It turns out that Bill has died and his daughter suspects the cause of his death, something that no one else believes her, so she asks both friends for help.
Liz's request kicks off an unprecedented adventure, with one unexpected twist after another, while transporting the audience back in time to learn about the origins of that friendship.
Thus, the third member of this incredible triumvirate -the formidable Valerie Voze (Margot Robbie)- is introduced during the years of freedom in post-war Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, the new film by David O'Russell that stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington is very close to reaching the screen.
The screenwriter and director of great multi-award winning productions such as Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter and American Hustle is in charge of telling this story about two soldiers and a nurse who without looking for it get involved in a series of conflicts that threatens everything they have achieved.
David O. Russell's film opens next October 6 in theaters. The rest of the cast includes Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rami Malek, Andrea Riseborough, Robert De Niro, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alessandra Nivola and music star Taylor Swift.
There is only one week left to enjoy AMSTERDAM on the big screen. On October 6, a new comedy thriller hits theaters that is already making waves with its extraordinary cast made up of Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Timothy Olyphant, Zoe Saldaña, Rami Malek and Robert De Niro.
AMSTERDAM was written and directed by David O. Russell, and is a fascinating and intricate tale that masterfully intertwines historical fact with fiction. An epic true and unknown story full of entanglements and unexpected moments that has three friends as protagonists (Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington) and an adventure together at the center of the plot.
AMSTERDAM introduces physician Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale) and lawyer Harold Woodman (John David Washington), who work from their respective offices in New York City in the fascinating time of 1933. Berendsen and Woodman have years of shared unconditional friendship marked by extremely difficult experiences that forged them a joint attitude of facing any circumstance with strength and will. On a daily basis, they help people in danger, especially those who have fallen from grace or have little money.
It was on a seemingly ordinary day when Dr. Berendsen receives a message from Woodman summoning him to an address in an affluent area of the city. He goes there with great enthusiasm with his doctor's bag, ready to help his friend in any way. But what he finds completely surprises him.
Joining Woodman is young Elizabeth Meekins (Taylor Swift), daughter of bond-exchange director Bill Meekins (Ed Begley Jr.), well known to Burt and Harold and loved for being the general who initially introduced them.
Bill has passed away and his daughter asks the doctor to perform an autopsy because she suspects the cause of his death. Elizabeth turns to them because only she, in her wealthy family and her social circle, wants to investigate her father's.
Liz's request kicks off an unprecedented adventure for the friends, with one unexpected twist after another, while transporting the audience back in time to learn about the origins of that friendship and the addition of the third member of this incredible triumvirate - the formidable Valerie Voze (Margot Robbie) - during the years of freedom in post-war Amsterdam.
In AMSTERDAM, audiences delve into the origins of this close friendship and discover the details of the pact the trio made in which they swore to protect each other forever. In turn, it is a story about their reunion and the new circumstances they face, linked to international spies and bird watchers, Paul Canterbury (Mike Myers) and Henry Norcross (Michael Shannon), as well as General most famous and respected figure in the nation's history, Gilbert Dillenbeck (Robert De Niro), who is after the same conspiracy mystery that Burt, Valerie and Harold must solve to save themselves.
A quirky black comedy full of intrigue and mystery that faithfully captures the atmosphere, tone and spirit of New York and Europe at the turn of the 20th century. AMSTERDAM contains a fascinating and rich history, which runs through themes such as loyalty, friendship, love, "following the wrong god", on the personal level and that of a whole nation, finding reasons to live and cling to it despite the betrayals of the world.
The actors, an ensemble cast eager to work together on this story, sing, dance, take on crime and navigate an epic story with shocking, unexpected and unknown historical elements.However, it was a filming that was not without controversy, since even the Police came to arrest him, as revealed on The Tonight Show, where he pointed out that while they were filming in Pasadena (Los Angeles), they had a mishap for failing to comply.
"They grant Amsterdam you permission to shoot somewhere. We were in Pasadena and we had run out of time," he said, adding with a laugh that the director "never said 'Cut!' on this movie. Technically, we never got to finish it."
"We were supposed to leave, but we didn't. The producers were freaking out, David was still shooting, and Christian [Bale] was still acting. By the end, the Pasadena police were on set with us saying, 'Stop. stop. Guys, you have to stop, please", has detailed.
Thus, it was an agent who had to completely paralyze the shoot: "Everyone heard that it had finished, he left the team and started to pick up", and he has had an impact: "I thought: 'Wow, an agent from Pasadena has finished this movie.' It was amazing."