David O. Russell (“American Hustle”) is in early talks to rewrite and direct an untitled biopic about Joy Mangano at Fox 2000.
Mangano was a struggling Long Island single mom of three who became one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs with her self-wringing Miracle Mop invention.
Russell’s current muse Jennifer Lawrence is being sought to play Mangano. Annie Mumolo (“Bridesmaids”) penned the script which Elizabeth Gabler and Rodney Ferrell have since worked on.
John Davis, John Fox and Ken Mok are producing.