It was Joy and now Fox has set the film for a Christmas Day 2015 release. Lawrence isn’t confirmed for the role just yet, though she was Russell’s first pick earlier this year.
The story follows the life story of Joy Mangano (Lawrence), a struggling Long Island single mom of three who became one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs with her self-wringing Miracle Mop invention. Russell rewrote the script, which was originally penned by Annie Mumolo, one-half of the Bridesmaids screenwriting duo.
No word on when filming will take place as Lawrence is currently working on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2 and will once again play Mystique in X-Men: Apocalypse as well as her attachment to Gary Ross‘s new adaptation of East of Eden. [ERC]