Production began early last month in Worcester, Massachusetts and had moved to Boston Wednesday, but was suspended Friday while police conducted a manhunt for Dzokhar Tsarnaev. The city of Boston was effectively closed all day Friday after Gov. Deval Patrick asked residents to stay indoors while police searched for Tsarnaev, who was captured in Watertown Friday night.
During the break in filming, star Bradley Cooper visited victims of the bombing in the hospital, including Boston Medical Center patient Jeff Bauman, Jr. Bauman, whose image was transmitted across the globe in one of the most iconic photos from the aftermath of the bombing, lost both his legs below the knee in the attack. He was one of the key witnesses who helped the FBI identify Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, as suspects.
In addition to the hospital visits, Cooper also attended a memorial service Friday where Pres. Barack Obama spoke in honor of the victims and their families.
"American Hustle" is inspired by the ABSCAM scandal that uncovered congressmen taking bribes in the 1970s and '80s. It's Russell's first feature since "Silver Linings Playbook" and reunites that film's stars, Cooper and Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence. Christian Bale, Louis C.K., and fellow "Silver Linings" alum Robert De Niro also star.
[via Yahoo! Movies]