You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Robert De Niro Confirms He Will Reteam with Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell on ‘Joy’

ROME – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date.

“Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going to play a father,” De Niro said, asked about previously reported talks.

He was speaking at a Rome press conference for the European launch of HBO docu “Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.”

The docu screened as part of the Rome Film Festival’s year-round events, followed by an on-stage conversation with De Niro about his father.

While there are conflicting reports on whether a deal has been fully closed for Jennifer Lawrence to play Mangano, the Long Island single mom whose invention of a mop with easy-to-grip handles made her a star entrepreneur, De Niro’s confirmation indicates that it has.

De Niro would reteam on “Joy” with Lawrence and director David O. Russell, with whom he has worked on “Silver Linings Playbook” and also “American Hustle.”

De Niro was Oscar-nominated for his role as Bradley Cooper’s father “Playbook,” in which Lawrence starred as a young widow.

John Davis and John Fox are producing “Joy” for Fox-based Davis Entertainment along with Ken Mok. The script has been written by “Bridesmaids” co-scribe Annie Mumolo. Reported plans are for shooting to start in February 2015.

More Film

  • Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic Boards

    Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic Boards Abu Bakr Shawky's 'Yomeddine' (EXCLUSIVE)

    ROME – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date. “Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going […]

  • China Box Office: ‘Coco’ Stays Tops

    China Box Office: ‘Coco’ Stays Tops Ahead of ‘Paddington 2’

    ROME – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date. “Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going […]

  • IFFAM: Pang Ho-cheung Readies Three Part

    IFFAM: Pang Ho-cheung Readies Martial Arts Three-Parter

    ROME – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date. “Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going […]

  • IFFAM: ‘Newton’ Star Rajkummar Rao Signs

    IFFAM: ‘Newton’ Star Rajkummar Rao Signs Horror Comedy

    ROME – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date. “Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going […]

  • ‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at

    ‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards

    ROME – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date. “Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going […]

  • Loving Vincent Animation Oscars

    ‘Loving Vincent’ Passes $20 Million at Worldwide Box Office

    ROME – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date. “Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going […]

  • I Tonya trailer

    Margot Robbie's 'I, Tonya' Soars in Opening Weekend

    ROME – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date. “Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content