Louis C.K. In Talks to Star in David O. Russell’s Next Film

He’s the king of comedy… And, now Louis C.K. is thisclose to partnering with one of Hollywood’s hottest directors…

The 45-year-old half-Mexican American actor/comedian, who recently starred in Woody Allen‘s upcoming comedy Blue Jasmine, is in talks to take on a key role in David O. Russell‘s next project, an untitled film formerly dubbed American Bullshit.

Louis C.K.

The period drama, which has Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams attached to star, begins production next month.

Penned by The International’s Eric Singer, the film centers on con artist Mel Weinberg, who worked with the FBI in a far-reaching corruption case that stretched from Atlantic City to Washington, D.C. Louis C.K. will portray an FBI agent.

The film is tentatively set for release in late 2013. Columbia Pictures will handle U.S. distribution.

Louis C.K., who took home multiple Emmys in September for his work on FX’s Louie, is up for best performance by an actor in a TV series musical or comedy for the hit series at this weekend’s Golden Globes.