De Niro, Lawrence, Russell Re-Team For “Joy”

The “Silver Linings Playbook” team of director David O. Russell, actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Robert De Niro are in talks to team up again for the biopic “Joy” at 20th Century Fox.

Lawrence would play Joy Mangano, a Long Island single mother who became a successful entrepreneur after selling her invention – the Miracle Mop. Mangano later became a fixture on the Home Shopping Network and QVC with her numerous inventions.

While Russell and Lawrence were already set, De Niro has now entered talks to play Joy’s father. Russell will helm and has done a script polish of Annie Mumolo’s screenplay.

John Davis, John Fox and Ken Mok are producing. Shooting is slated to begin early February ahead of a Christmas 2015 release.

Source: THR