David O. Russell‘s Joy brings reunites Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro, for as the director would describe in an interview with EW, “an epic, unexpected story about the interior life of one woman’s soul, from the ages of 10 to 40.” This isn’t the first time that the four have worked together on one project. They previously teamed up for the Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook, for which all them earned Academy Award nominations. So expect that same level of performance and directorial effort to be in this latest film.
Though initially just a teaser, we get to see the scope of what O. Russell will give us this winter holiday. Check out the first teaser below.
In the film, Lawrence plays Joy, a businesswoman who becomes the head of her family at the age of 27. O. Russell tells EW that he modeled this Joy having been inspired by “the real-life mogul Joy Mangano — inventor and founder of Ingenious Designs — as well as the personal female influences of his youth, including his mother and her circle of friends.”
“It’s my first film that really has the woman as the star. What’s it like to become a boss and the godmother of a family and dynasty, both emotionally and commercially? You go inside that person’s soul, and it’s alternately hilarious, horrifying, and sort of joyous. Relationships are always complex, and nobody gets to success without breaking some of their own bones—and other people’s, too.”
Édgar Ramirez, Virginia Madsen, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini, and Elisabeth Rohm also star. 20th Century Fox will release Joy into theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2015.
Here’s the official synopsis,
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.