Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and the 'Amsterdam' cast on working with legendary actor, Robert De Niro: 'It's like doing a scene with the Eiffel Tower'

When you look at the lineup of Hollywood legends and heavyweights who make up the star-studded cast of Amsterdam, it's no surprise that it was six years in the making.
Helmed by five-time Oscar-nominated director and writer David O. Russell, the period piece is a mystery comedy thriller starring an ensemble cast that includes a who's who of actors, from Christian Bale, Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, John David Washington and Margot Robbie to Rami Malek, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña and Taylor Swift. Amsterdam follows three friends — a doctor, a nurse and a lawyer — who are caught up in the mysterious murder of a U.S. senator, and is based on the real-life 1933 U.S. political conspiracy called the Business Plot, which aimed to overthrow the government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and install a dictator. Wealthy businessmen were attempting to create a fascist veterans' organization with the goal of instating retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler as its leader. Butler is the real-life inspiration behind De Niro's General Gil Dillenbeck in the film.