David O. Russell’s American Hustle has cancelled filming today in Boston as the city is locked down while authorities pursue a presumed armed-and-dangerous suspect related to Monday’s marathon bombing. The movie, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner, and Louis C.K., tells the story of 1970s con-artists who collaborate with the feds to catch corrupt government officials. Filming began last month in Boston, and they had returned to the city on Wednesday night after several days of production in nearby Worcester.
Everyone is safe, a source close to the production says, but they are remaining in doors in compliance with Gov. Deval Patrick’s order for a city-wide shutdown. Boston has been on edge all night after two suspects — brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 — exchanged fire with police. Tamerlan was killed in the confrontation while Dzhokhar narrowly escaped. Authorities believe he may be armed with explosives. On Monday, 3 died and more than 170 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.