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Louis C.K. considering a role in David O. Russell’s next project


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Louis C.K. might not have won any Golden Globes for his fantastic FX series “Louie,” but he did come out the big winner over the weekend. It turns out that David O. Russell is looking to have C.K. star in his follow-up to “Silver Linings Playbook,” which as yet is untitled.

The film is written by Eric Singer and tells the story of “the true-life Abscam sting of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Bale plays con artist Mel Weinberg, who along with his girlfriend is busted by an ambitious FBI agent. The couple are then forced to help the agency set up a massive sting operation targeting Atlantic City mobsters, corrupt DC politicians, and more,” according to /Film.

Christian Bale will play Weinberg, Bradley Cooper will play the FBI agent, Amy Adams will play Weinberg’s girlfriend and Jeremy Renner will play the leader of the New Jersey state assembly. C.K. is in talks to play another FBI agent, which is something outside of his normal roles (though he did play a police officer on “Parks and Recreation”).

This will be C.K.’s first time working with Russell, though most of the other actors in the project already have established relationships with the director. Adams and Bale starred in “The Fighter,” while Cooper leads off “Silver Linings Playbook.” All three actors were nominated for Oscars for their involvement in Russell movies, with Bale winning Best Supporting Actor.

Since “Louie” isn’t slated to return until 2014, C.K. has plenty of time to try out some new things during the hiatus. Working with David O. Russell seems like a good place to start, as he’s already taken a role in Woody Allen’s next as well.

What film roles would you like to see C.K. take? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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