What a fantastic trailer. Start out with a quick, compelling little scene that shows you’ll be getting something different from Christian Bale (love his Wellesian little spiel) and Bradley Cooper. Then you follow it with a barrage of contextless, equally compelling images that promise a story filled with people doing bad things, sexy thing, and fun things in the spirit of early 90s Scorsese without actually laying out the plot. Tag it with a great, repeatable line and get the fuck out of there. Love it. I hope the ladies end up with more to do than cavort, so hopefully this blacklist script is generous with the American Bullshit (the original title).

The film hits this year, right on Christmas Day.