Jennifer Lawrence plays some lady who invented a mop in Joy, her next collaboration with director David O. Russell. She’s also reuniting with her Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and Serena co-star Bradley Cooper.
Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. Joy stars Jennifer Lawrence in a film written and directed by David O. Russell. Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen will also star. The story is inspired by the life and times of inventor entrepreneur Joy Mangano, creator of Ingenious Designs with over $1 billion in sales, as well as inspired by elements from the lives of other historic business pioneers.
Lawrence is a good actress but I still don’t buy her as a mother, especially a single mother of three children. Remember, Lawrence is only 24-years-old. But that didn’t stop her from getting her third Academy Award nomination for American Hustle, where she played Christian Bale’s wife. Could she nab her fourth nomination with Joy?
Russell described the movie to Entertainment Weekly as “an epic, unexpected story about the interior life of one woman’s soul, from the ages of 10 to 40.”
He went on to say, “It’s my first film that really has the woman as the star. What’s it like to become a boss and the godmother of a family and dynasty, both emotionally and commercially? You go inside that person’s soul, and it’s alternately hilarious, horrifying, and sort of joyous. Relationships are always complex, and nobody gets to success without breaking some of their own bones—and other people’s, too.”
Joy will be released in theaters on December 25, 2015.