Boston Manhunt Forces David O. Russell Film to Suspend Shooting

Brent Lang
The Wrap

Shooting has been canceled Friday in Boston on David O. Russell's "American Hustle" while a citywide manhunt unfolds, a spokesman for Sony Pictures said.

The city is in lockdown while authorities pursue a suspect in last Monday's bombings at the Boston marathon. One suspect in the bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed by police Thursday, while another, his brother Dzhokar Tsarnaev, has so far evaded capture. 

Tsarnaev is considered extremely dangerous. In addition to his alleged role in the bombings that left three people dead, the brothers are suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police Officer, robbing a convenience store and hijacking a car.

Authorities have asked city residents to remain in their homes.

"American Hustle" recounts the true story of  FBI's 1970s ABSCAM sting operation that brought down a U.S. senator and several congressman with corruption charges. Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams star in the picture.

Entertainment Weekly first reported the suspension.

 

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