Jennifer Lawrence Blows Up a Microwave, Curses Out Christian Bale in ‘American Hustle’ Clip (Video)

Let the “Hunger Games” begin

Jennifer Lawrence plays a wife who learns about the risks of putting metal in a microwave the hard way in a new clip from David O. Russell’s upcoming drama, “American Hustle.”

Lawrence — who will return to theaters next weekend as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — plays Christian Bale‘s bitter wife, and is none too pleased with him when he doesn’t want to buy another “science oven” after the minor domestic disaster.

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Lawrence’s “Silver Linings Playbook” co-star Bradley Cooper has a major role in the ’70s-set ensemble as an FBI agent who enlists Bale — a conman — and his partner in crime, Amy Adams, to help the feds scam a corrupt mayor (Jeremy Renner).

“American Hustle” hits theaters on Dec. 18.