Writer/director David O’Russell reunites with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro for this unconventional biopic of Joy ‘Miracle Mop’ Mangano. David O’Russell is on something of a hot-streak at the moment and is clearly having fun working with the same group of actors. Perhaps O’Russell has mellowed over the years since his infamous I Heart Huckabees on set antics.
The first trailer for Joy has arrived along with the official synopsis;
JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.
After the impossible to dislike Silver Linings Playbook and the stylish American Hustle, this latest offering looks set to make it a hat-trick of winning comedic dramas from the trio.
Joy is released in UK cinemas on January 1st, 2016, check out the trailer below.