Stars come out for premiere of 'Amsterdam'

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Monday, September 19, 2022
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Stars come out in New York City for the premiere of 'Amsterdam.'

NEW YORK -- The stars came out Sunday night at Lincoln Center for the premiere of "Amsterdam," a new feature premiering next month just in time for Academy Award consideration.

"Amsterdam" features three past Oscar winners and even an Oscar host, and it was directed by a guy who grew up in Larchmont.

Writer-director David O. Russell has earned Oscar nominations for films like "The Fighter," "Silver Linings Playbook," and "American Hustle," and his latest is making a bold bid for attention.

"Amsterdam" tells the story of what happened to the veterans of World War I when the depression hit, and it wasn't pretty.

Christian Bale and John David Washington play soldiers wounded in action, cared for by a French nurse portrayed by Margo Robbie.

After a post-war interlude in Amsterdam, the guys find themselves mixed up in a murder back in the United States.

With the depression putting a strain on democracy, a general played by Robert De Niro gets recruited by American fascists, but will the commander be a friend or foe to our heroes?

"You know, history repeats itself," De Niro said. "It sure did, it sure does. It is now. We have the same situation."

He goes toe-to-toe with Rami Malek.

"One tool sharpens the other, and that was the case with this cast day in and day out," Malek said.

De Niro is so great, and brief appearances by Taylor Swift, Mike Myers, and Chris Rock will be fun for their fans.

"Amsterdam" is out October 7 and is distributed by 20th Century Fox, owned by the same parent company as this station.