Christian Bale reveals he envies friendship in his new film Amsterdam

Christian Bale reveals he envies friendship in his new film Amsterdam

Christian Bale revealed that he and director David O Russell created a trio of characters in their new film who had such “incredible friendship and loyalty” that they envied them and longed to have him in their lives.

The 48-year-old Oscar-winning actor is one of three friends – along with Margot Robbie and John David Washington – in the new historical comedy Amsterdam.

Loosely based on real events in the 1930s, he follows the trio witnessing a murder and becomes a suspect himself after being framed for it.

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Rami Malek, Andrea Riseborough, Margot Robbie and Christian Bale at the European premiere in Amsterdam (Ian West / PA)

Bale told the PA news agency on the red carpet of the film’s European premiere in central London: “Well, in 2013 David came to me with an idea for an art dealer character who had a wound in his back. face it, but then we went elsewhere and went to other things.

“But then, of course, that stayed in the back of his mind, it sure stayed with me, and then he comes back, calls me and says, ‘Oh my God. I learned the most amazing piece of American history that I didn’t know about you. , you have to come and meet me. I have to tell you. ‘

“We sat and talked about it, our jaws were on the floor and we said it was okay, let’s create fictional characters in the middle of this scenario of facts and use this triangle of incredible friendship and loyalty that we envied and wished we had in our own lives “.

This project was a reunion for Bale and O Russell as they previously worked together during The Fighter in 2010 and American Hustle in 2013.

The cast also boasts a star-studded lineup including Rami Malek, Robert De Niro, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon and Taylor Swift.

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Margot Robbie plays one of three middle friends alongside Christina Bale and John David Washington (Ian West / PA)

Bale said they were “very lucky” to have so many famous actors, adding, “It was just me and David for years and years, him writing and off and I gave him my thoughts and whatnot, and then all of a sudden we got the most amazing cast who raised their hands and said, ‘Yes, we want to go in.’ “

He added that the crew and production team they had on board helped make it “an absolutely golden experience”.

Australian actress Robbie echoed Bale’s praise for the cast by telling PA, “It was incredible. There was someone to be thrilled to be acting with every single day, not that there normally isn’t, but mostly in a movie like this.

“It was quite surreal to shoot a scene with Bob De Niro or Michael Shannon, whoever. You’ve always wanted to bring your game A “.

She added that her character Valerie was “so much fun” to play as she was “very dramatic,” which allowed Robbie to use her costumes and style to express her thoughts and feelings.

Amsterdam will be released in theaters on October 7th.

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