When’s the last time Variety ever printed the word “bullshit,” let alone in a headline? Is this is a moment in history? Has a taboo been shattered? The changing of the generational guard? Can we get a comment from Peter Bart or Steven Gaydos?

If anyone has a copy of Eric Singer‘s screenplay, which “follows a con artist who works with the FBI in a far-reaching corruption case that stretches from Atlantic City to Washington, DC,” according to Variety‘s Jeff Sneider, please forward.

For those of you who can’t get around Variety‘s paywall”:

“David O. Russell is attached to direct American Bullshit for Sony Pictures and Atlas Entertainment. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce. Russell recently directed The Fighter and is in post-production on The Silver Linings Playbook, a Weinstein Company pic that stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Chris Tucker.

“Russell is repped by CAA and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.”