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David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence may reteam for Miracle Mop biopic

Jan. 31, 2014by: Alex Maidy

David O. Russell is only the second director in Oscar history to have movies earn nominations in all four acting categories in consecutive years. Amongst those honors are two nominations and one win (so far) for Jennifer Lawrence. With a track record like that, why not go for the trifecta?

Deadline is reporting that Russell is looking to rewrite a project at Fox 2000 Pictures about Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano, a role that he wants Lawrence to play. The script was originally written by Annie Mumolo, a nominee for co-writing BRIDESMAIDS with Kristen Wiig.

This is a rags-to-riches story of a woman who worked three jobs to support her kids and who overcame long odds to finally get her due with an invention that became an HSN sensation and allowed Mangano to clean up. It is a strong empowerment tale.

Lawrence has managed to turn in a pair of phenomenal performances for Russell in AMERICAN HUSTLE and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK while still appearing in the mega-franchises THE HUNGER GAMES and X-MEN. From all accounts, Lawrence loves working with Russell and vice versa, so if this ends up being the next project for both, it would likely be a small shoot in between filming for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY and X-MEN: APOCALYPSE.

While the story of a woman who invented an As Seen On TV device doesn't strike me as the most enthralling tale, I was proven wrong by SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. I would trust these two with any project.

Source: Deadline

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9:01PM on 02/02/2014

She has "IT"

I don't think she's manufactured. Even if she were, she has the natural acting chops and personality to sustain a Meryl Streep style career.
I don't think she's manufactured. Even if she were, she has the natural acting chops and personality to sustain a Meryl Streep style career.
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11:50PM on 01/31/2014

Meh.

Will this be the third time in a row where David O'Russell wants us to believe Lawrence as an older character.
Will this be the third time in a row where David O'Russell wants us to believe Lawrence as an older character.
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10:50PM on 01/31/2014
Sounds like a third nomination on the way already. Damn!
Sounds like a third nomination on the way already. Damn!
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8:24PM on 01/31/2014
Is there a more manufactured personality in Hollywood than the lovably ditzy Jennifer "im just like you" Lawrence?
Is there a more manufactured personality in Hollywood than the lovably ditzy Jennifer "im just like you" Lawrence?
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5:41PM on 01/31/2014
The Academy already gave her her nomination for best actress for this movie for just reading this article.
The Academy already gave her her nomination for best actress for this movie for just reading this article.
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5:31PM on 01/31/2014

For some reason

Despite how good an actress she is. Her roles in David O Russell movies irk me the wrong way as they play her up as being in her thirties despite being 20 when filming silver linings and 21 or 22 filming American Hustle and have her being either A) a widow to a cop she was married to for years and hooking up with a late 30s Cooper
B) being married to a 40+ year old Christian bale

It makes as much sense as having a movie where Bieber is banging Angelina Jolie.

Ok maybe not that bad.
Despite how good an actress she is. Her roles in David O Russell movies irk me the wrong way as they play her up as being in her thirties despite being 20 when filming silver linings and 21 or 22 filming American Hustle and have her being either A) a widow to a cop she was married to for years and hooking up with a late 30s Cooper
B) being married to a 40+ year old Christian bale

It makes as much sense as having a movie where Bieber is banging Angelina Jolie.

Ok maybe not that bad.
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5:19PM on 01/31/2014

Please stop

Silver Linings was an above average movie. American Hustle was this years biggest disappointment for me this year. It was trying WAY too hard to be a Scorsese movie or Boogie Nights and was ALL over the place. First time in years that I was staring at my watch more than the screen.
Silver Linings was an above average movie. American Hustle was this years biggest disappointment for me this year. It was trying WAY too hard to be a Scorsese movie or Boogie Nights and was ALL over the place. First time in years that I was staring at my watch more than the screen.
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4:56PM on 01/31/2014
Sounds like more mediocre Oscar bait from Russell. Go back to the Flirting With Disaster days.
Sounds like more mediocre Oscar bait from Russell. Go back to the Flirting With Disaster days.
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4:29PM on 01/31/2014
After Silver Linings Playbook and Ameican Hustle, these two can make as many movies with one another as they want.
After Silver Linings Playbook and Ameican Hustle, these two can make as many movies with one another as they want.
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4:25PM on 01/31/2014

"While the story of a woman who invented an As Seen On TV device doesn't strike me as the most enthralling tale, I was proven wrong by SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. I would trust these two with any project."

Yes and YES!
Yes and YES!
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