Director/screenwriter David O. Russell has released the first trailer for “Joy,” the latest collaboration between himself, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The trio previously worked together on both “American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”
In the new movie, Lawrence stars as Joy, a woman who finds herself as a single mother at age 27 after her husband dies, but the movie actually follows Joy from ages 10 to 40.
Russell tells Entertainment Weekly that he wanted to do “an epic, unexpected story about the interior life of one woman’s soul.”
“It’s my first film that really has the woman as the star,” Russell continues. “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.”
The movie is loosely based on Joy Mangano, the real-life inventor of the Miracle Mop, a QVC bestseller. It co-stars Robert DeNiro, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini and Elisabeth Rohm and opens Christmas 2015.