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Led Zeppelin Song Featured in ‘American Hustle’ Trailer

David O. Russell‘s new film ‘American Hustle‘ takes place in the late ’70s and early ’80s, which means two things: Lots of bad hair and plenty of classic rock on the soundtrack.

You get plenty of both in the movie’s first trailer, which debuted earlier this week, treating viewers to some spectacular ‘dos (including a fro for Bradley Cooper and a combover for Christian Bale) while working in Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Good Times Bad Times’ — a solid choice for the soundtrack, given the movie’s subject matter.

Co-written by Russell and Eric Warren Singer, the ‘American Hustle’ script takes its inspiration from the real-life FBI case nicknamed Abscam, which started as an investigation of stolen property trafficking before evolving into a stunning uncovering of high-level bribery and corruption in the U.S. government. Ultimately, convictions were obtained against a senator, six members of the House of Representatives, an INS inspector, and elected officials in New Jersey and Philadelphia. The film, Russell’s follow-up to last year’s Oscar-winning ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ is scheduled for wide release on Dec. 25.

Originally released as the opening track on Zeppelin’s 1969 debut album, ‘Good Times Bad Times’ didn’t make much of an impression on the charts initially, topping out at #80 on Billboard’s Hot 100 tally, but it’s since become a common favorite among fans of the band — including Russell, who also used it in his 2010 boxing drama, ‘The Fighter.’

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