While David O. Russell divides critics with his go-for-broke approach which puts emotional impact before neatness of narrative, one can’t help but admire his drive to achieve the best results possible. This has found him a longtime ally in star Jennifer Lawrence, who leads the upcoming “Joy,” and shares his commitment to doing what it takes to get the job done.
“I’ve watched Jennifer grow up and handle herself. I watch her now saying to the crew, ‘I think we should work French hours,’ which is a very Joy-like thing to do. Every union has to vote on it separately. You don’t have lunch. You don’t stop. What we found difficult was to start and stop and start again. So we said, ‘Let’s just go,’ and we loved it,” Russell told Deadline about working with her on his new film.
Out of that committed work ethic comes “Joy,” loosely based on the real life inventor of the Miracle Mop, following a young woman who aspires to fulfill the American Dream, even when saddled with a combative, unsupportive family. Before you see the movie when it opens on Christmas Day, you can spend some time today checking out the new trailer, watching extensive interviews with the director, star, cast, and so much more. Check it out below.