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The New York Times: There?s ?Joy? in Working Together Again

Photo Shoots ? Session 8 – The New York Times [link]

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Anticipation is understandably high for David O. Russell?s new film, ?Joy,? about the late-blooming brainiac inventor of the dazzlingly successful Miracle Mop, and later those skinny velvet hangers. Once again, Mr. Russell rounded up his team of A-list players. Jennifer Lawrence plays the titular Joy Mangano, Robert De Niro portrays her father, and Bradley Cooper is an executive at QVC, the television-shopping network where Joy peddled her wares. The film, which opens on Christmas, traces Joy?s decades-long journey, from a precocious girl in the 1960s to a disgruntled housewife in the 1970s to a steely entrepreneur in the 1990s, surmounting financial woes, con artists and her meddlesome Greek chorus of a family.

It?s the group?s third time working together after two critical and box-office smashes: ?Silver Linings Playbook? (2012) earned eight Academy Award nominations, with Ms. Lawrence landing the Oscar for best actress, and ?American Hustle? (2013) received 10 nods (though walked away from the Oscars empty-handed). ?Joy? recently picked up two Golden Globe nominations, one for Ms. Lawrence and another for best comedy.

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