Director David O. Russell involved his starry cast in the production of his new production crime drama amsterdamThe five-time Oscar nominee has reunited with the star of The Fighter and American Hustle christian bale To develop the film, the duo would gather at diners for several years to bounce ideas off each other.
“He had no script. And over the years, I came up with this story,” Bale told Reuters at the film’s European premiere in London on Wednesday.
Also Bale’s co-star Margot Robbie invited to help bring her character to life.
“I had been talking to David for years about Valerie before we actually made the film. It was like an ever-evolving creative process,” said Robbie.
Amsterdam is set between 1918 and the early 1930s and features three friends, Bert Berensen (Bail) and Harold Woodman (John David Washington) and Valerie (Robbie), whose paths cross in war-torn Europe, always make a pact to protect each other.
Back in New York from World War I, scarred inside and out, Bart begins practicing experimental medicine, and Harold becomes an advocate for the weak. The trio become embroiled in a dangerous political conspiracy scheme when the daughter of a wartime battalion commander calls them for help after a sudden and suspicious death.
Elements of the film are inspired by real historical events and people, such as the fascist coup attempt against US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“We wanted to see the friendship that we wanted, a triangle of people who would absolutely do anything for each other no matter what,” Bale said.
“They were kind of forged in the crucible of World War I, they vowed they would do anything for each other and they would do it no matter what. They were dragged into this big killer rap and then You get caught up in this huge global conspiracy, which is crazy, but it’s actually factual,” Bale said.
Amsterdam opens its worldwide theatrical release on October 6th.
https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/hollywood/star-studded-amsterdam-merges-facts-fiction-and-team-work-8165586/ Christian Bale’s star-studded film Amsterdam blends fact, fiction and teamwork