October 21, 2015


'Joy' Trailer: Watch Jennifer Lawrence's Miracle Mop–Inventor Biopic

Jennifer Lawrence has done a lot of things in the last few years: Explored mental health and dancing alongside Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, gone back to the '70s and '80s with every esteemed actor ever in American Hustle (including, you guessed it, B-Coop), and blown up tons of things with arrows in the Hunger Games saga. Two of those last three stories happened with David O. Russell, the writer/director behind Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees and The Fighter, which he didn't write, but which earned two Oscars for his actors, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.

Now J-Law's up for round three with D.O.R. in the form of Joy, the dramatic biopic of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop. The new trailer has her looking as cutthroat and devilishly charming as Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs. (We expect nothing less from a 25-year-old Oscar-winner/three-time nominee who can also fit 10 marshmallows in her mouth.)

Joy is set to feature Lawrence as a single mother of three children, wrestling with putting her dreams on hold and having I'm Doing Some Real Actin' Ovah Heeuh Robert De Niro as a dad. (He says shit like, "It's my fault. I gave her the confidence to think she was more than just an unemployed housewife.")

The come-up story features Mangano going from an ambitious, business-minded scrapper to a sailboat-frequenting boss who drops bars like "I pick up the gun" with the authority of Walter White growling "I AM the one who knocks."

P.S.A. to end things here: Please please please join Quentin Tarantino's next movie, Jennifer Lawrence. Maybe after you make that masterpiece you're co-writing and co-producing with Amy Schumer.

Also: What up, Orange Is the New Black's Dascha Polanco!