Robert De Niro In Talks to Join Jennifer Lawrence’s Miracle Mop Movie

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A new report suggests that Robert De Niro is in talks to reteam with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell for Joy, the s story of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop.

De Niro worked with the duo on 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook, which got all three of them Oscar nominations. Jennifer’s work in the film earned her the second Academy Award of her career.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the movie’s casting is heating up and it’s gearing up for a shooting start in early February. According to the source, De Niro’s involvement is contingent on Lawrence’s deal closing.

Russell is rewriting the script by Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo to tell the story of Mangano’s transformation from a single mother in Long Island to a QVC star.

Jennifer is playing Joy Mangano, a fixture on the Home Shopping Network with her many inventions, though the mop was her ticket to fame and fortune. She began her inventing as a teen and kept on dreaming and tinkering while still a single mom raising three kids.

De Niro would play Jennifer’s father in the film.

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