Jennifer Lawrence to Play the Inventor of the Miracle Mop?

Jennifer Lawrence Play the Inventor of

David O. Russell in talks to direct movie about the life of Joy Mangano

David O. Russell is in negotiations with Fox 2000 to come on board an untitled biopic about Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop.

Russell has indicated that he’s looking to cast Jennifer Lawrence as Mangano. Russell directed Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle.”

John Davis and John Fox are producing for Fox-based Davis Entertainment along with Ken Mok. The script has been written by “Bridesmaids” scribe Annie Mumolo.

Mangano, who invented the Miracle Mop and Huggable Hangers, is the president of Ingenious Designs and appears regularly on the Home Shopping Network.

Lawrence is currently shooting the “Mockingjay” movies in Atlanta and is attached on a pair of Gary Ross projects — “East of Eden” and “Burial Rites.”

“American Hustle” has been nominated for 10 Oscars, including Lawrence for supporting actress and Russell for best director and original screenplay.

Russell is  repped by CAA and Gang Tyre. Lawrence is repped by CAA and by attorneys Gretchen Rush and Steve Warren.

The news was first reported by the site.

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  1. dian says:

    And if we research the story of the “mop lady” we would find a really good story to be make about adversity and triumph over someones situation in life that has to make it for her family.

    Would it be a comedy? I have no idea, a drama who knows? what I do know is that DOR has a knack to write up really good complex characters and his actors do his characters justice.

    About Jennifer been “miss cast” I don’t see it, the girl has the chops to do it and she can make the characters hers just as she did in SLP and AH.

    How is it that some people still say she is playing the same character in both movies is beyond me.

  2. he has miscast her in two movies now. What next? Jennifer Lawrence plays a 50 year old black jazz singer ?

    • Agustin Distefano says:

      And she is such a great actress that for sure if she played a 50 year old black jazz singer, she’d do it excellently!!

  3. coco says:

    lol desperate director and he want an oscar for himself ,whoring jennifer lawrence again for money also for attention for his movie. I think he say jennifer works like an 12 years of slaves why would he want her to again

  4. John Shea says:

    No more sweeping statements, please.

  5. John Shea says:

    She could really clean up in that role!

  6. APec says:

    Erin Brockovich with a mop!!!! Errr no thanks!

  7. Anthony V says:

    Was that a bash on Jennifer Lawrence? If so, it was terrible and you should take a trip to school to re-learn proper grammar. The keyboard isn’t really that hard to use, Spike.

  8. Spike says:

    that’s great, but there’s a competing film in the works where a mop is going to play jennifer lawrence. it’s called casting with type. the director is quoted as saying, “my mop can emote better than jennifer lawrence, so we’ll have to tone it down.”

    • lynnie says:

      LOL!!! I swear if she does this film she will look like a fool, She is already playing the same character in two Russel films and back out of a role that Kristen Stewart took because she said it was to hard to play, She needs to start taking challenging roles. So far nothing she does has been challenging. Just personality. House ar the End of the Street, a blue alien, a girl with a bow and arrow who doesn’t want to dress up and two characters with flippant tongues. Yeah Jen if it wasn’t for Winter’s Bone you really seem to luck up.

      Hold on tight to that Oscar. You’re no Anna Kendrick who really deserved an Oscar more than you.

      • Agustin Distefano says:

        To compare Jennifer Lawrence with Kristen Stewart is just totally absurd!!! If Kristen wanted to have just half the talent J Law has, she would definitely have to be born again!! Maybe in her next life…

      • Klingo says:

        And Kristen Stewart now regrets playing the role because she sucks at it. Which by the way Jennifer was approached first but rejected. That tells you something about the directors view of Jennifer.

      • Klingo says:

        From what I’m reading you haven’t seen all her movies. Poker House, Beaver, Burning Plains, Like Crazy. And she backed out of the role of Kristen Stewart because 1984 is the same story as Hunger Games where is defying the govt. in dystopian world. Don’t want to be typecast for that do we?

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