There has been huge anticipation for Jennifer Lawrence’s new David O.Russell film, Joy, ever since the first teaser trailer was released in June. While we still have to wait another couple of months for the release, 20th Century Fox have given us a little something to keep us going until then, the full trailer which has done nothing to calm out excitement down.
J Law has teamed up with the director for the third time following the smash successes, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. Joining Bradley Cooper – who also starred in both Oscar-nominated flicks – the trio make up the dream team once again.
In Joy, Jennifer Lawrence plays 24-year-old Joy Mangeno – a mother of three who invents the Miracle Mop and quickly becomes a succesful businesswoman. Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper stars as a Home Shopping Network exec who helps the product hit the big time and her father is played by Robert Deniro.
Speaking about the film to The Playlist, David O.Russell said:
“It’s set in the 80s and 90s, but I’m going to take a different approach musically than I’ve ever taken before. I aspire to make an unexpected movie, both for myself and for Jennifer. It’s about a woman…what’s inside her.”
Meanwhile, Jen described to EW – “Working on his sets is like the Olympics of acting.”
After Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle saw a heap of Oscar nominations follow (and that very famous win for Jen) it’s expected that Joy will follow suit and be one of the biggest hits of award season. Hitting cinemas on Christmas Day across the pond and New Year’s Day here in the UK, we will have to wait and see what the story holds, but if the trailer is anything to go by, there will be no disappointment.
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By Amy de Klerk