First TV spot for ‘American Hustle’ starring Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper – watch

Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner also star in the 1970s-set Oscar contender

The first TV spot for 1970s-set crime drama American Hustle is now online. Watch it below.

The film, which was originally titled American Bullshit, is a fictionalised account of the 1978 FBI sting operation known as ABSCAM, which successful took down a number of corrupt public officials including a United States Senator.

It’s the latest film from David O Russell, director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, and the cast includes actors familiar from both movies. Christian Bale and Amy Adams from The Fighter star alongside Playbook‘s Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, with Russell newcomer Jeremy Renner rounding off the main cast.

All appear in the 30-second TV spot sporting an impressive array of 1970s haircuts, outfits and – in the case of the male cast members – facial hair.

Meanwhile, the film’s supporting cast includes Robert De Niro, Louis CK, Jack Huston and Michael Peña. American Hustle opens in UK cinemas on Boxing Day, a day after its US release, and according to William Hill is currently joint second favourite with Gravity to win next year’s Best Picture Oscar with odds of 4/1. 12 Years A Slave starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender is currently the 8/11 favourite for the prize.