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David O. Russell’s next movie sadly won’t reach us until next year, but Joy has this weekend started screening to critics for the build up to awards season in La and New York. To mark that, two new TV spots have been released along with a handful of images which give us a great look at
- Josh Wilding
Another year, another David O. Russell movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. This time, the weight of Joy falls squarely on Jennifer Lawrence's $20 million shoulders, as she plays the lead character, Joy Mangano, Long Island mom and inventor of the Miracle Mop — an ingenious product that made her a millionaire many times over. Bradley Cooper plays an executive at Hsn and Robert De Niro plays Joy's father. The film opens on Christmas Day, when it will ask Santa for all of the Oscar nominations. Until then, you have the full-length trailer (above) to tide you over.With the initial trailer you have lots of Jennifer Lawrence, and even more self-made entrepreneurship! Alongside J.Law's Nightline interview, Fox released a brand-new clip, which essentially features Joy dropping 100 mics on the head of Bradley Cooper's character — and then his best impression of the hushed emoji: As Joy starts »
- E. Alex Jung,Jackson McHenry
Fox’s release of a new TV spot coincided with this weekend’s first major industry and awards season screenings of David O. Russell’s new picture Joy in Los Angeles and New York. The screenings attended by Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez as well as by Russell and his producers including Megan Ellison, have been generating lots of social media buzz as notables post their initial reactions to the film. Deadline Awards Columnist Pete… »
The last few year-end big-movie guns are finally screening. "The Revenant" (Fox/New Regency) has pushed Leonardo DiCaprio to the front of the Best Actor race, while Thanksgiving critical and box-office hit "Creed" (Warner Bros./MGM) provides a major comeback scenario for the creator of Rocky Balboa, Sly Stallone, as a supporting actor contender. Now "Joy" (Fox 2000/Annapurna) has screened for awards voters in New York and Los Angeles on the post-Thanksgiving weekend, with a simulcast Q & A out of New York with writer-director David O. Russell, making a bid for his third Best Picture contender in a row, his usual team of thrice nominated Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper and veteran Oscar-winner Robert De Niro (nominated most recently for "Silver Linings Playbook"), plus newbies Isabella Rossellini, Edgar Ramirez and Dascha Polanco. (A Bp slot would mark Russell's fourth total, including "The Fighter," "Silver Linings »
- Anne Thompson
With a month to go before it Us release, a new trailer has arrived online for director David O. Russell’s upcoming comedy drama Joy which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Watch the first clip from Joy
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. Joy defies genre »
- Amie Cranswick
Jennifer Lawrence has made two movies with David O. Russell, and she earned an Oscar nomination for each, going on to win Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook." In a few weeks, their third collaboration, "Joy," will likely put Lawrence back into the awards race, and it's no great surprise she cherishes her working relationship with the director. Read More: Learn About The Life Of 'Joy' In TV Spot For David O. Russell's Oscar Contender “David and I will never, ever, ever, ever not do movies together,” Lawrence enthused to EW. “I love him so much that sometimes I can’t talk about him without tearing up. Look! I’m tearing up. I understand every look, every eyeball move, every word he says or doesn’t say. We were made for each other.” "Joy" certainly provides Lawrence with another showcase role, playing a woman who endeavors to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
David O. Russell's highly anticipated Christmas release "Joy" with Jennifer Lawrence headlining as a woman who rises from humble beginnings to head her own business empire got its first screening on Saturday. Lawrence -- who won an Oscar for her first collaboration with Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook," 2012) and a nomination for their second ("American Hustle," 2013) -- is a slam-dunk to reap another bid. In the demanding role of a Long Island housewife turned inventor she delivers one of her best performances to date. Along for the ride are Robert De Niro as her less-than-understanding father, Edgar Ramirez as her supportive ex-husband and Bradley Cooper as a home shopping channel exec who believes in her dream. -Break- And what of the writer/director? While Russell directed Lawrence as well as "The Fighter" (2011) supporting players Christian Bale and Meilissa Leo to Oscars, he has ...' »
Jennifer Lawrence will continue to make movies with David O. Russell until the day the director dies, she said in a Q&A following a screening of “Joy” on Saturday night. The relationship between the director and the actress, she added with a grin, warranted a pair of adjectives: “sweet” and “fucked up.” Lawrence plays the title role in “Joy,” the third collaboration between her and Russell, after “Silver Linings Playbook” (for which she won an Oscar) and “American Hustle.” The new movie is one of the last big 2015 awards hopefuls to be unveiled for the press and for guild. »
- Steve Pond
Jennifer Lawrence on Saturday said her film “Joy” is a tribute to “women who are the unsung heroes of their households.” She also paid tribute to writer-director David O. Russell, saying she would do “anything with David until the day I die.”
Russell in turn said that in their third film collaboration, “She’s the first character we’ve done together who’s not crazy.”
The remarks came after simultaneous screenings in New York and L.A. of the film, which is the last big Oscar hopeful of 2015 to be unveiled. The Q&A session in N.Y. was satellite-fed to the Zanuck Theatre on the Fox lot. “Joy” opens on December 25.
Lawrence said the character, inspired by the real-life inventor Joy Mangano, “had a fire and gift that she had buried for 17 years.” The film is loosely based on Mangano’s life as a single mother of three »
- Tim Gray
David O. Russell’s Joy, one of the last of the year-end awards hopefuls still awaiting release, held its first screenings today in Los Angeles and New York. Loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano, the inventor and entrepreneur behind the Miracle Mop and a string of other household products, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence as the title character, a woman determined to forge her own way in life and business. The film, which Fox will release Dec. 25, marks Lawrence’s third collaboration with Russell, following 2011’s Silver Linings Playbook, for which she won the best actress Oscar, and
- Gregg Kilday
It began with the black plague. Within weeks, the dead began to rise. Hunting for human flesh. Now, the few that are left have only one way to survive. They must bring the fight to them. This February, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy are going to have to put their life on hold as they battle off a horde of walkers in the exciting thriller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Today, we have the international trailer, which promises we'll see plenty of gore this Valentine's Day. We also get an epic new poster that brings these monster slayers together in fighting style.
Based on the iconic characters created by Jane Austen, this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel puts a unique spin on a literary classic. In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships »
Our 21 Oscar experts drawn from major media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, HuffPo and Variety have been busy updating their predictions this week as they have seen several more of the leading contenders including "The Revenant" and "The Hateful Eight." The last pieces of the puzzle are "Joy" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The former, which marks the third collaboration between writer/director David O. Russell and actress Jennifer Lawrence, will be unveiled this weekend. But we will have to wait till mid December to see the seventh installment in the "Star Wars" franchise. Below, we break down the predicted nominations and wins across 18 Oscar categories (the sole category in which feature films contend that we are not predicting is Best Song). We expect "The Revenant" and "Carol" to lead with nine nominations apiece. However, we are forecasting that "Spotlight" a »
Imagine how crowded the aforementioned best picture race sounds and narrow it down to just five slots. Add in the tendency for the director's branch to reward more challenging work than the general Academy (hence recent nominations for Benh Zeitlin, Michael Haneke, Pedro Almodovar, Julian Schnabel, etc.), and the best director race seems incredibly crowded. As last year proved with Bennett Miller, a best picture nomination is not necessarily needed for a director to sneak in here. Could Todd Haynes ("Carol") or George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road") or Cary Fukunaga ("Beasts of No Nation") land a slot even if their films don't make the best picture cut? Maybe. But like that race, this one is going to be far from clear until we have a stronger picture of what the latest from Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell and Alejandro González Iñárritu have in store. Collectively, that trio has been »
- Peter Knegt
What can't Jennifer Lawrence do? In under a year, the 25-year-old Oscar winner — bidding for another nomination for David O. Russell's as-yet-unseen "Joy" — has sailed global box office leviathan "The Hunger Games" to the finish line, decried sexism in Hollywood and now has her sights on directing. "I have wanted to direct as long as I’ve wanted to act. I just don’t talk about it because I’d rather just do it," she told Entertainment Weekly, which has the scoop on her planned directorial debut "Project Delirium." Based off a 2012 New Yorker piece by Raffi Khatchadorian, the film, she said, is "about mental warfare in the '60s, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong." The piece is focused on military doctors performing disturbing chemical experiments on soldiers during the Cold War. Lawrence is influential enough to make the shift to directing, especially in this particularly urgent moment of heightening awareness. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games franchise is now, at the very least, on a brief hiatus, allowing its leading cast members to venture into different creative projects away from the clutches of the Capitol. For Jennifer Lawrence, the curtain call brought upon by Mockingjay – Part 2 signals the end of her tenure as Katniss Everdeen for the time being, while her future as Mystique in Fox’s X-Men universe has also been called into question.
But make no mistake, the Oscar-winning actress has been ensuring that her slate remains as busy as it ever was, with David O. Russell’s Joy and the promising sci-fi Passengers lining her calendar. Now, Lawrence is ready to broaden her proverbial canvas with her first shot at directing.
Per Entertainment Weekly, the actress revealed her longstanding desire to get behind the camera, and it seems she’s already eyeing Project Delirium for her directorial debut. »
- Michael Briers
Jennifer Lawrence will move her talents behind the lens to direct Project Delirium, a comedy based on an article about "mental warfare in the Sixties, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong." The actress, who recently filmed the final installment of the mega-popular Hunger Games franchise, discussed the project in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "I have wanted to direct as long as I've wanted to act," she said. "I just don't talk about it because I'd rather just do it.
"It's funny, I've wanted to direct since I was »
"The Revenant" finally unspooled this week and our experts have embraced this epic film from last year's three-time Oscar champ Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Birdman"). Leonardo DiCaprio portrays real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass who trekked 200 miles to exact revenge on the hunters that abandoned him after a bear attack. One of our 21 Oscarwatchers drawn from major media outlets -- Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair) -- is now predicting it to win Best Picture. And a slew of others have moved it much higher up in their rankings. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions As you can see from the chart above (with the gold line representing "The Revenant"), it started off awards season in second place behind "Joy," David O. Russell's still-unseen drama. That film, starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver..." »
Earlier this year, you may have heard of a Tribeca Film Festival drama that starred Faith Hill as a trailer trash mom in the Deep South. It’s true, but that’s not really all that “Dixieland” is about, though having a big country pop star in your movie probably doesn’t hurt. A movie that details cycles of violence, crime, and impoverished circumstances with a Romeo and Juliet-like narrative, “Dixieland” is the directorial debut of Hank Bedford — a former assistant to David O. Russell, Bennett Miller, and Tarsem Singh. Read More: Tribeca Review: ‘Dixieland’ Starring Riley Keough, Faith Hill & Chris Zylka The movie stars Chris Zylka from “The Leftovers” and Riley Keough from “Mad Max: Fury Road” and an actress you’re probably going to know a little bit better in 2016 thanks to leading her own show: Starz’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” from executive producer and creator Steven Soderbergh. »
- Rodrigo Perez
The Oscar winner wants to step behind the camera, opening the next chapter in her career.
“I’d also like to direct a comedy,” she told Entertainment Weekly, who named her their Entertainer of the Year. “I have wanted to direct as long as I’ve wanted to act. I just don’t talk about it because I’d rather just do it.”
Lawrence, 25, said she’ll be helming “Project Delirium” — an adaption of an article.
“I’ve signed on to direct something called ‘Project Delirium’ — it’s based on this article about mental warfare in the ’60s, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong. It’s funny, I’ve wanted to direct since I was 16 and always thought I should start making steps towards that. If I »
- Maane Khatchatourian
It should come as no surprise that Jennifer Lawrence is Entertainment Weekly's entertainer of the year. The woman is a force of nature, and this year not only does she have the final installment of The Hunger Games films out in theaters, she's starring in Joy, another David O. Russell film, all but ensuring her place on the red carpet come award season. Here are the highlights from her cover story! On the end of The Hunger Games saga: "It's crazy. I signed on to these projects when I was 20 years old. I remember being like, 'Oh my God, I'm going to be 25 when I'm finished.' It seemed so far away . . . It does feel over. It didn't for a while and I didn't think it would ever sink in, but it has now. It feels over. And that's okay. It's okay to move on." On her ability to sniff »
- Maggie Pehanick
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