Joy Movie Info:.
A 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. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise in 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.
Initial release: December 25, 2015 (USA).
Director: David O. Russell.
Running time: 2h 4m.
Executive producers: Joy Mangano. Annie Mumolo. Ethan Smith. Matthew Budman. George Parra. Mary McLaglen. John Fox
Story by: David O. Russell. Annie Mumolo.
Writing and casting:.
In January 2014, it was announced that David O. Russell’s upcoming project would entail rewriting and directing a drama film about American inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano. a struggling Long Island single mom of three children. Russell set Jennifer Lawrence to play the lead role in the film. which John Davis and John Fox produced for Davis Entertainment. along with Ken Mok. with 20th Century Fox holding the distribution rights. In early November 2014. Russell said it is “a great opportunity to do something neither Jennifer nor I have done”. He also stated that he would like to cast Robert De Niro and create a role for Bradley Cooper to star in the film. 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. They worked together in the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook. and then De Niro made a cameo in 2013’s American Hustle. Russell rewrote the script by Annie Mumolo. 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.” 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. On December 8, Édgar Ramírez was cast as Tony Miranda, Joy’s now ex-husband. Additional cast members, including Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen in unspecified roles, were revealed on February 17, 2015. Isabella Crovetti-Cramp played young Joy. In February another working title was revealed, which was Kay’s Baptism. Elisabeth Röhm’s casting as Peggy, sister of Joy Mangano, was revealed on February 27, 2015.