Amsterdam (2022 film)
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|Directed by||David O. Russell|
|Written by||David O. Russell|
|Edited by||Jay Cassidy|
|Music by||Daniel Pemberton|
|Distributed by||20th Century Studios|
Amsterdam is a 2022 period mystery comedy film written, directed, and produced by David O. Russell. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Swift, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alessandro Nivola, Rami Malek, and Robert De Niro. Filmed in Los Angeles from January to March 2021, it marks Russell's first film since Joy (2015).
Three friends—a doctor, a nurse, and a lawyer—become the prime suspects in a murder in the 1930s.
- Christian Bale as Burt Berendsen
- Margot Robbie as Valerie Voze
- John David Washington as Harold Woodsman
- Chris Rock as Milton King
- Anya Taylor-Joy as Libby Voze
- Zoe Saldaña as Irma St. Clair
- Mike Myers as Paul Canterbury
- Michael Shannon as Henry Norcross
- Timothy Olyphant as Tarim Milfax
- Andrea Riseborough as Beatrice Vandenheuvel
- Taylor Swift as Liz Meekins
- Matthias Schoenaerts as Det. Lem Getwiller
- Alessandro Nivola as Det. Hiltz
- Rami Malek as Tom Voze
- Robert De Niro as General Gil Dillenbeck
- Ed Begley Jr. as Senator Bill Meekins
- Leland Orser as Mr. Nevins
- Tom Irwin as Mr. Belport
- Beth Grant as Mrs. Dillenbeck
- Colleen Camp as Eva Ott
In January 2020, New Regency announced the development on an untitled film written and directed by David O. Russell and starring Christian Bale, with filming expected to begin that April. In February, Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan were announced to star, but the latter dropped out before production began due to scheduling conflicts. Jennifer Lawrence was reportedly considered for Robbie's role, while Jamie Foxx was considered for Jordan's. In October, John David Washington was cast as Jordan's replacement. The rest of the ensemble cast was revealed between January and June 2021.
Filming was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Principal photography took place between January and March 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Crew members included cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, editor Jay Cassidy, and score composer Hildur Guðnadóttir. In April 2022, at CinemaCon, the film's title was revealed to be Amsterdam. In August, it was revealed Guðnadóttir exited as composer, with Daniel Pemberton now composing the film. According to Robbie, they kept production going after their filming permit ended, so the police had to call "wrap" on the film.
Amsterdam is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 7, 2022, by 20th Century Studios. It was originally scheduled for November 4, 2022. It will also be screened in IMAX, with a special screening preceded by a Live Q&A being broadcast in IMAX theaters nationwide on September 27, 2022.
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