First Trailer for “Amsterdam” is One Wild, Star-Studded Ride

Christian Bale, John David Washington, and Margot Robbie in
Christian Bale, John David Washington, and Margot Robbie in "Amsterdam"

David O. Russell is no stranger to directing star-studded films, but he’s taking things to a whole new level with his next project. The first trailer for Amsterdam is here, with Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington leading its A-list ensemble.

Amsterdam centers on “three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history” and its official logline describes it as “a fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction.”

The first trailer reveals that the characters in question are played by Bale, Robbie, and Washington and that they met during their army days. They made a pact to protect each other no matter what, but their alliance will soon be tested when they’re accused of murder in the Dutch capital.

The trailer also introduces us to some of the film’s other A-list stars. The cast also includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Zoe Saldaña, Rami Malek, and Robert De Niro.

Amsterdam is David O. Russell’s first directorial effort since 2015. It will be released by 20th Century Fox on November 4, but it’s unclear if it will hit the film festival circuit before its theatrical premiere date.