David O. Russell & George Clooney on set of 'Three Kings'. Photo by Everett
5. Apparently, Russell's set bred plenty of good will, as many of the main players will be playing together again soon. Cooper and Lawrence have since filmed "Serena," a Depression-era period drama slated for next year. Russell and Cooper -- along with Jeremy Renner and Russell's "The Fighter" star Christian Bale -- are collaborating on an untitled project about the FBI's late 70's Abscam operation, which led to the conviction of a U.S. Senator and five Congressmen on corruption charges. Furthermore, Cooper and Russell are developing a movie based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL sniper. All this goodwill leads one to assume that Russell has put his pugnacious past behind him, a reputation the auteur earned after famously fighting with George Clooney on the set of "Three Kings" (1999) and verbally attacking Lily Tomlin on the set of "I Heart Huckabees" (2004).
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