Earlier on Wednesday, many sites reported Russell was attached to direct â€œAmerican Bullshitâ€ for Sony Pictures and Atlas Entertainment.
The director clarified the news to Deadline by saying, â€œReports that I am attached to â€˜American Bullshitâ€™ are premature. It is something I am in early discussions on and I have great respect for Chuck Roven and Christian Bale. I am also developing other projects and have not chosen my next film.â€
The film is about a con artist collaborating with the FBI on a corruption case that is from Atlantic City to Washington, D.C.
And if Russell signs on to the project, Deadline may consider reuniting with actor Christian Bale in the starring role.
Russellâ€™s last project was with 2010â€™s â€œThe Fighter,â€ which also starred Bale. He is currently in post-production work for the upcoming films â€œThe Silver Linings Playbookâ€ and â€œNailed.â€
â€œAmerican Bullshitâ€ script is written by Eric Singer.