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Joy (film)

Joy
Directed by David O. Russell
Produced by John Davis
Megan Ellison
David O. Russell
Written by Annie Mumolo
David O. Russell
Starring Jennifer Lawrence
Bradley Cooper
Robert De Niro
Édgar Ramírez
Elisabeth Röhm
Isabella Rossellini
Diane Ladd
Virginia Madsen
Music by Michael Giacchino
Cinematography Linus Sandgren
Edited by Jay Cassidy
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • December 25, 2015 (2015-12-25) (US)
Country United States
Language English

Joy is an upcoming American biographical comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell which Russell wrote with Annie Mumolo. The film is about a struggling single mom of three children, Joy Mangano, who invented the 'Miracle Mop' and is the President of Ingenious Designs, LLC. It stars Jennifer Lawrence as Mangano, Bradley Cooper as an executive at the Home Shopping Network, Robert De Niro as Mangano's father, and Édgar Ramírez as Joy's divorced husband. Filming began in Boston on February 16, 2015. The film is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2015.

Cast

Production

In January 2014, David O. Russell's upcoming project was announced that he was set to rewrite and direct a drama film about the remarkable life story about an American inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mom of three children.[1] Russell set Jennifer Lawrence to play the lead role in the film, which John Davis and John Fox would produce the film for Davis Entertainment along with Ken Mok, while 20th Century Fox would be holding the distribution rights.[1] In early November 2014, Russell said it is "a great opportunity to do something neither Jennifer nor I have done." He also revealed that he would like to cast Robert De Niro and he would also created a role for Bradley Cooper to star in the film.[10] On November 11, it was reported that De Niro was in final talks to re-team with Russell and Lawrence in the film to play Mangano's father.[11] They worked together in 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook and then De Niro made a cameo in 2013's American Hustle.[4] Russel was rewriting the script by Annie Mumolo.[4] Later on November 17, De Niro confirmed his casting, saying "Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going to play a father."[4] In early December 2014, Cooper was officially set to star along with Lawrence, playing an executive at the 'Home Shopping Network' who helps Joy by giving the 'Miracle Mop' a boost.[3] Melissa Leo was also rumored to be cast in the film.[3] On December 8, Édgar Ramírez was cast as Tony Miranne, Joy's former classmate at Pace University and now ex-husband.[5] Additional cast members, including Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen in unspecified roles, were revealed on February 17, 2015.[8] Isabella Crovetti-Cramp will be playing young Joy.[2] In February another working title was revealed, which was "Kay's Baptism."[12] Elisabeth Röhm's casting as Peggy, sister of Joy Mangano, revealed on February 27, 2015.[6]

Filming

Filming would begin in February 2015, right after when De Niro completed the shooting of Dirty Grandpa.[4] Filming was originally set to begin on February 9, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts, which would be Russell's third film shot in the area.[13][14] Due to snow in the city, filming was rescheduled to begin on February 19, on Federal Street in Wilmington, MA, lasting through February 26.[15][16] But principal photography on the film began in Boston on February 16, 2015.[8][17][18] On February 19, Lawrence was spotted filming with a little girl, her on-screen daughter.[19] On February 20, Lawrence and Ramirez were on set filming.[20] In Wilmington, filming was lasted until February 26, 2015.[21] On February 27, 2015, Lawrence posted on Facebook to deny the rumors about her clashes with Russell on the set of the film, saying, "David O. Russell is one of my closest friends and we have an amazing collaborative working relationship. I adore this man and he does not deserve this tabloid malarkey. This movie is going great and I’m having a blast making it!"[22] After wrapping up in Wilmington, the production moved to North Reading, where shooting took place from March 2-4, 2015.[12] Filming in North Reading again took place on March 11 and 12.[23] Later on March 17, 2015, crew was spotted filming in Winchester, MA.[24] On March 23, filming took place in North Reading.[23] On April 4-7, Lawrence and De Niro were spotted filming in Lynn, MA.[25] On April 8, filming was set to take place at Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts.[citation needed] On April 11-13th, crews were seen setting up for filming to take place on Washington Street in downtown Haverhill, MA on April 14th. [26]

Release

The film is set for a December 25, 2015 release.[27]

References

  1. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (30 January 2014). "‘American Hustle’s David O Russell, Jennifer Lawrence Circle Joy Mangano Story At Fox 2000". deadline.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Isabella Crovetti-Cramp's going to play Jennifer Lawrence's "Young Joy"". twitter.com. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Lloyd, Kenji (December 5, 2014). "Bradley Cooper Confirmed to Reunite with Jennifer Lawrence for David O. Russell’s Joy, Melissa Leo in Talks". finalreel.co.uk. Retrieved February 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Vivarelli, Nick (November 17, 2014). "Robert De Niro Confirms He Will Reteam with Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell on ‘Joy’". variety.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (December 8, 2014). "Edgar Ramirez Joins Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’". variety.com. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b McNary, Dave (February 27, 2015). "Elisabeth Rohm Joins Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Joy’". variety.com. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ "‘Orange Is The New Black’s Dascha Polanco Joins Jennifer Lawrence In ‘Joy’". Deadline.com. March 5, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Park, Colleen (February 17, 2015). "‘Joy’ biopic starring Jennifer Lawrence begins filming". mynewsla.com. Retrieved February 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Reality Bites: Donna Mills Gets "A Little Pushy" (But Not Bitchy!) in Queens of Drama". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Fischbach, Bob (November 9, 2014). "A Q&A with David O. Russell ahead of his Omaha event". omaha.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Kit, Borys; Siegel, Tatiana (November 11, 2014). "Robert De Niro in Talks to Reteam With Jennifer Lawrence for Miracle Mop Movie". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Masterson, Les (February 22, 2015). "Lawrence, DeNiro, Cooper Movie Filming in North Reading". patch.com. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ Goldstein, Meredith (February 6, 2015). "‘Joy’ begins filming in Mass. on Monday". bostonglobe.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  14. ^ "‘Joy’, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper, will begin filming in Boston in February". onlocationvacations.com. January 31, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  15. ^ Goldstein, Meredith (February 12, 2015). "David O. Russell project will film in Wilmington". bostonglobe.com. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ Feinstein, Chelsea (February 10, 2015). "Wilmington's 'Baptism' into Hollywood". lowellsun.com. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  17. ^ "On The Set For 2/16/15: David O. Russell Starts Lensing ‘Joy’, ‘Maze Runner 2′ Wraps & More". ssninsider.com. February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  18. ^ Goldstein, Meredith (February 16, 2015). "Jennifer Lawrence shops, dines around Boston". bostonglobe.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  19. ^ Mapstone, Lucy (February 20, 2015). "Jennifer Lawrence films scenes as a struggling single mother in David O Russell's Joy - Daily Mail Online". Daily Mail Online. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  20. ^ Mapstone, Lucy (February 21, 2015). "Jennifer Lawrence continues to shoot scenes for new movie Joy - Daily Mail Online". Daily Mail Online. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  21. ^ Taurasi, Liz (February 18, 2015). "Movie Filming Starts Thursday, Let the Celebrity Sightings Begin!". patch.com. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  22. ^ Sneider, Jeff (February 27, 2015). "Jennifer Lawrence Denies Bad Blood With David O. Russell on Set of ‘Joy’". thewrap.com. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "More dates announced for ‘Joy’, starring Jennifer Lawrence, filming in North Reading, MA". onlocationvacations.com. March 3, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  24. ^ "‘Joy’, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is filming in Winchester, MA today". onlocationvacations.com. March 17, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Lynn Seaport Landing set for DeNiro". Itemlive.com. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "Major movie comes to Haverhill". Eagle-Tribune. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  27. ^ Busch, Anita (6 June 2014). "David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ Gets Christmas 2015 Release Date". deadline.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

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