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Jennifer Lawrence to star in David O. Russell's 2015 flick 'Joy'

The acclaimed filmmaker has previously directed Lawrence in her Oscar-winning role in 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook" and in 2013's "American Hustle."
By Veronica Linares   |   June 10, 2014 at 1:14 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- David O. Russell's upcoming flick about the inventor of the Miracle Mop, Joy, has just received a Dec. 2015 release date.

The rags-to-riches flick will be based in the real-life story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano, who will be played by Jennifer Lawrence. The 23-year-old actress discussed the time Russell told her about the project while visiting Live With Kelly and Michael in May.

"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 said.

"I could just imagine David looking at somebody mopping and being like, 'Yeah, that's my next screenplay,'" she added.

The script for Joy was re-written by Russell after it was penned by Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo.

The acclaimed filmmaker previously directed Lawrence in her Oscar-winning role in 2012's Silver Linings Playbook and in 2013's American Hustle.

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