David O. Russell has always liked working with the same actors on different films, even if in the past his temper has meant people haven’t wanted to work with him. However he’s calmed down in recent years and a few months ago it was revealed he was due to make his third movie in a row with Jennifer Lawrence, Joy.
Now he’s bringing in a fellow Silver Linings Playbook actor to star alongside Lawrence, Robert de Niro, according to THR.
The film is a biopic of Joy Mangano, 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. Annie Mumolo wrote the script about a woman who was working three jobs to try and support her family, and had to fight to get her invention recognised, but it eventually became a home shopping sensation, including her becoming one of the Home Shopping Network’s most successful presenters. Robert De Niro will play Joy’s father.
The film is due to shoot next February and may well be making an Oscar run at the end of 2015.