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Liz Meekins | October 7, 2022

Amsterdam is a period film directed, produced and written by David O. Russell. It was filmed in Los Angeles from January to March 2021, featuring an ensemble cast consisting of Taylor, Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldaña, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Alessandro Nivola, Matthias Schoenaerts, Andrea Riseborough, Mike Myers, and Robert De Niro. It was released on October 7, 2022.
Releasing under the 20th Century Studios label, little has been known about the project from the director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter except its sprawling cast. The film marks Taylor’s first onscreen role since 2019’s Cats, playing Bombalurina in the adaption of the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical.
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Background and Production

It was announced in January 2020 that David O. Russell would write and direct an untitled film starring Christian Bale for New Regency, with filming expected to begin that April. Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan were cast in February. Additionally, Jennifer Lawrence had been considered for Robbie’s role, while Jamie Foxx was considered for Jordan’s. Angelina Jolie passed on a role while Michael Shannon, Mike Myers and Robert De Niro were in talks to join the cast.In October, John David Washington joined the cast, replacing Jordan who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, with filming delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Filming began in January 2021 in Los Angeles, with Rami Malek, Zoe Saldaña, De Niro, Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Shannon, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Andrea Riseborough, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Alessandro Nivola being added to the cast. In June, Taylor was revealed as part of the cast.

Filming wrapped in March 2021.


Led by John David Washington, Margot Robbie and Christian Bale, the period piece was described as an “original romantic crime epic,” according to Disney executive Tony Chambers, who presented the film to the convention of American movie theater owners on April 27, 2022.

Amsterdam occupies a quirky and mysterious world in the 1930s, where the leading trio of Bale, Robbie and Washington “find themselves at the center of one of the most secret plots in American history.”

Taylor surfaces as the mourning daughter Liz Meekins, breaking down into tears before her father’s body as Rock looks on. “You have a dead white man in a box. It’s not even a coffin, it has no lid,” Rock says as Taylor sobs. “You know who’s going to get in trouble? The Black men.”


Amsterdam had its world premiere at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on September 18, 2022, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 7, 2022, by 20th Century Studios.
General Information
DirectorDavid O. Russell
ScreenplayDavid O. Russell
StarringChristian Bale
Margot Robbie
John David Washington
Rami Malek
Zoe Saldaña
Anya Taylor-Joy
Michael Shannon
Taylor Swift
Timothy Olyphant
Alessandro Nivola
Matthias Schoenaerts
Andrea Riseborough
Mike Myers
Robert De Niro
CinematographyEmmanuel Lubezki
Release DateOctober 7, 2022
Running Time110 minutes
Distributor20th Century Studios
CountryUnited States
Budget$80 million
Box Office$31.2 million
Taylor as Liz Meekins
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