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20th Century Fox has set a December 25, 2015 release date for Joy, the latest collaboration between Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell. The movie will go up against Paramount's Mission: Impossible 5 next Christmas, with DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3 opening just two days earlier on December 23, 2015.

The plot is based on the true story of Joy Mangano, a single mother from Long Island who made millions of dollars after selling her Miracle Mop invention. The release date indicates the director is clearly taking another shot at an Oscar, since his last movie, American Hustle, which also starred Jennifer Lawrence, was given a similar release date.

The director is coming off of three straight Oscar nominations for Best Director, for his work in The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, although he has yet to take home a statuette.

Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids) wrote the screenplay, with John Davis, John Fox »

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