So the previous two times director David O. Russell and actors Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper got together we got the films American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook and a combined total of 18 Academy Award nominations, with Lawrence winning one for her work in Silver Linings Playbook. So, can the trio capture lightening in a bottle a third time? We’ll find out this Christmas when their latest collaboration Joy hits theaters.
The film’s official story synopsis reads –
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.
The just released trailer also gives us a peek as to what the three have in store.
Joy also stars Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen , Elisabeth Röhm and Dascha Polanco.