20th Century Studios has shared a first trailer for director David O. Russell’s upcoming murder mystery film Amsterdam – and it features more stars than the Milky Way.
Scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2022, the comedy’s new stars – stand by – Christian Bale, Robert De Niro, Margot Robbie, Rami Malek, Chris Rock, John David Washington, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers , Zoe Saldaña, Taylor Swift and many other Hollywood celebrities.
Amsterdam follows the misadventures of three friends – a doctor (Bale), a nurse (Robbie) and a lawyer (David Washington) – as they try to clear their name after becoming prime suspects in a murder case in the 1930s. Check out the first trailer for the film below:
Amsterdam marks director Russell’s first feature since 2015’s Joy, which followed a trio of critical successes for the filmmaker – The Fighter (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013) – at the turn of the decade.
Judging by the images above, Russell’s comedy style will continue to be a hallmark of Amsterdam, which is set to hit theaters a week early. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and a month before Avatar: The Water Way.
To really get a sense of the movie’s stacked cast – which gives the call sheets of don’t look up and Dune a run for your money – check out the first official Amsterdam poster below:
Check out the new poster of @AmsterdamMovie, coming to theaters November 2022. #AmsterdamMovie pic.twitter.com/8PeNSRdD4zJuly 6, 2022
Incidentally, Amsterdam will come as the latest in a steady stream of murder mystery-style comedy films to come in recent times. Starting with Rian Johnson’s Knives Out in 2019 (a sequel is coming to Netflix later this year), the classic crime caper genre has enjoyed a renaissance in recent times, with similar old-school productions like See How They Run – which is set to star Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and Adrien Brody – already in preparation for 2022.
Of course, a star-studded cast is no guarantee of critical or commercial success for a new film – Don’t Look Up and House of Gucci serve as recent cautionary tales in this regard – but director David O. Most A-list talent bodes well for Amsterdam’s success.
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