David O. Russell follows his own often unpredictable muse wherever it takes him, and lately it has found him reinventing traditional genres in his own unique style. From the inspiration sports milieu (“The Fighter“), to romantic comedies (“Silver Linings Playbook“), to sprawling ’70s stories (“American Hustle“), and now he’s tackling a loose biopic with “Joy” and a new one sheet has arrived.
Jennifer Lawrence leads the movie based on the life of Joy Mangano, who invented the Miracle Mop. But of course, Russell puts his own spin on it, with Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm and Bradley Cooper forming the ensemble to help tell this unique story. Here’s the official synopsis:
JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.
“Joy” opens on Christmas Day. Check out the new poster below.