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David O. Russell eyes ‘American Bullshit’ at Sony

Helmer attached to direct Atlas Entertainment pic

David O. Russell is attached to direct “American Bullshit” for Sony Pictures and Atlas Entertainment.

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce the Eric Singer-scripted drama, which follows a con artist who works with the FBI in a far-reaching corruption case that stretches from Atlantic City to Washington, DC.

Russell recently directed “The Fighter” and is in post-production on “The Silver Linings Playbook,” a Weinstein Company pic that stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Chris Tucker.

Russell is repped by CAA and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

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