Jennifer Lawrence Starring In Upcoming David O. Russell Film 'Joy'
Jennifer Lawrence will team up with director David O. Russell for a third time for a forthcoming biopic called Joy.
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In Joy, Lawrence will play titular character Joy Mangano, the Miracle Mop inventor with a rags-to-riches story. Before launching to fame and fortune with her invention, Mangano was a single mother raising three children in Long Island. After debuting the Miracle Mop on QVC, her fortunes changed.
Mangano followed up the Miracle Mop with other practical household inventions to make life easer – among her other creations were Huggable Hungers. She also developed lucrative partnerships with HSN.
Lawrence revealed her next project while making an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael, explaining how Russell approached her about the opportunity.
"He recently texted me at, I think, 4 in the morning, and was like, 'I think I want to make a movie about the woman who invented the [Miracle] Mop. You want to do it?' And I was like, yeah," Lawrence told hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. "I could just imagine David looking at somebody mopping and being like, 'Yeah, that's my next screenplay.'"
Lawrence previously starred opposite Bradley Cooper in Russell’s Silver Lining’s Playbook, which saw both Cooper and the director receive Oscar nods, and Lawrence take home an Academy Award. Both Lawrence and Russell were nominated again for ABSCAM crime drama American Hustle.
Joy is slated for release sometime in 2015.