2011's Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper was spotted yesterday wearing a head full of pink curlers on the set of his new David O. Russell movie. His curly mane was surely one of the things that won him that award—but perhaps we all would've toned down our admiration if we knew this was how he got it.

The as-yet-untitled film (it was once named American Bullshit) is set during the Abscam scandal in the '70s, so maybe he's going full-on perm for his role. The scandal basically turned into a government corruption investigation resulting in the conviction of six Congressmen and several other local-level politicians.

Russell and Cooper last worked together on Silver Linings Playbook, which earned them both Oscar nominations and a win for Jennifer Lawrence. She's joining them in the Abscam movie, too. 

Christian Bale, Louis C.K., and Jeremy Renner are also starring. Unlike Silver Linings Playbook, which was written by Russell, the screenplay is by Argo writer Chris Terrio. The film is set for a Christmas Day release later this year.

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[via Radar]