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David O. Russell To Direct Joy Mangano Biopic, Eyes Jennifer Lawrence To Lead

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 30, 2014 11:36 PM
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Everything has a story, even the lowly Miracle Mop. But who would've thought the QVC bestselling product could be the basis of a movie? Well, "Bridesmaids" writer Annie Mumulo thought so. Indeed she wrote a script about Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop, who worked three jobs before seeing her invention become a sensation, bringing her from rags to riches. And now that screenplay and story is getting a big league boost.

Deadline reports that David O. Russell is in early talks to rewrite and direct the project, and moreover, he wants Jennifer Lawrence for the lead role. Because, really, who doesn't want Jennifer Lawrence? Of course, the pair have already collaborated successfully on "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle," and at one time were looking at pairing up on "The Ends Of The Earth" over at The Weinstein Company. Obviously, they like working together. But, don't get too excited.

Both Russell and Lawrence (in particular), are attached other other gigs, and the latter of course has to navigate her work around the omnipresent "The Hunger Games" franchise of films. But if the Russell and Lawrence teamup happens, you can bet Fox 2000 will move mountains to get this project in front of cameras as soon as possible.

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  • A. | February 1, 2014 10:04 AMReply

    If the film is made great...though Jennifer Lawrence has an incredibly busy schedule, I imagine it wouldn't happen for quite a while. Anyway, I love Russell's films and Jennifer Lawrence is an amazing would be worth the wait.

  • Nicole | January 31, 2014 1:50 PMReply

    She will be playing great grandmothers by the time she is in her late thirties. David O. Russell really is thirsty for an Oscar.

  • Bob | January 31, 2014 1:59 PM

    I think you mean "hungry", love.

  • Nik G | January 31, 2014 9:27 AMReply

    "Don't get too excited"

    No problems there.

  • DG | January 31, 2014 2:20 AMReply

    Itd be awesome if Annie Munro involvement meant Kristen Wigg has a role, though I guess it says he rewriting tho

  • eqwwe | January 30, 2014 11:54 PMReply

    Cue the haters.

  • skanonymous | January 31, 2014 7:38 PM

    Wop, found one.

  • Anonymous | January 31, 2014 9:22 AM

    Using that word makes you look like a total idiot.

  • jimmiescoffee | January 30, 2014 11:47 PMReply

    joy mangano? seriously? this is best thing available?

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