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David O. Russell’s De Niro-Moore Series Gets Two-Season Amazon Order

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 7, 2016 @ 10:48 PM
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It was a few months ago we heard even David O. Russell was getting in on the TV game, flanked by none other than Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, but the big break is finally here. Not only does the limited series have a two-season order locked up at Amazon, reports suggest it might be a mafia series.

Mark Wahlberg Is Back with David O. Russell for a Father Stu Movie

by Emma Stefansky September 21, 2016 @ 7:06 PM
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David O. Russell has been quiet about his next big-screen feature, preoccupied with a TV series he’s working on with Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. But it looks like we won’t have too long to wait to see his name in the multiplex once again, as Mark Wahlberg revealed in a Facebook Live chat earlier today that he was teaming up again with Russell for a biopic about Father Stu.

Jennifer Lawrence Was, Like, This Close to Being in ‘The Hateful Eight’

by Charles Bramesco December 28, 2015 @ 9:27 AM
Jennifer Lawrence’s newest starring vehicle, the Joy Mangano sorta-biopic, sorta-a-bunch-of-other-movies-smashed-together Joy, went into wide release over this past weekend only to meet with a spate of middling reviews. Lawrence’s unquestioning and absolute allegiance to director David O. Russell would appear to suggest that audiences can look forward to lots more pictures in the vein of the not-quite-there Joy, the not-quite-there American Hustle, and the not-quite-there Silver Linings Playbook. But hop one parallel dimension over, and Lawrence is currently being showered with praise for one of her most memorable, risky roles in a film that’s generated quite a bit of awards buzz.

‘Joy’ Review: Jennifer Lawrence Is Totally Miscast in This Business Biopic

by Matt Singer December 7, 2015 @ 8:25 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence was 24 when she shot Joy. Her character, Joy Mangano, was 34 when she invented the Miracle Mop and became one of the first stars of the QVC network. This fact remains inescapable throughout Joy. Lawrence remains watchable in Joy because, as one of our best young actors, she can’t help but be watchable. But she’s totally miscast as a divorced mother of two who’s been repeatedly beaten down by life’s disappointments. This part was meant for the Jennifer Lawrence of a 2025, not the one of 2015.

Jennifer Lawrence on ‘Joy’ Director David O. Russell: I’ll Never, Ever, Ever Not Make a Movie With Him

by Charles Bramesco November 30, 2015 @ 9:48 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell are the best thing to happen to one another, making up two halves of a winning formula that’s created a handful of engaging and distinctive films popular with Oscar voters and neighborhood moviegoers alike.

‘Joy’ Clip: Jennifer Lawrence Throws Bradley Cooper’s Words Back in His Face

by Britt Hayes November 15, 2015 @ 1:15 PM
Joy is not only the third consecutive film director David O. Russell has made with Jennifer Lawrence, but the fourth film in which Lawrence has appeared opposite Bradley Cooper. A new clip from the upcoming drama features Lawrence invoking the name of famed producer David O. Selznick and flexing her Oscar season muscles.

Jennifer Lawrence Is a Total Boss In the New ‘Joy’ Trailer

by Erin Whitney October 21, 2015 @ 9:07 AM
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Whatever you do, never speak on behalf of Jennifer Lawrence. Seriously, don’t do it. Girl’s got a shotgun. In the latest trailer for David O. Russell’s Joy, we get a longer look at the Lawrence-led family drama, and a really great line courtesy of Robert De Niro.

‘Joy’ Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell’s Next Oscar Contender

by Matt Singer July 15, 2015 @ 8:39 AM
The first time Jennifer Lawrence teamed with writer/director David O. Russell, they made Silver Linings Playbook, and she won an Oscar. The second time they teamed together they made American Hustle, and she was nominated for another Oscar. Now they’ve got Joy, yet another prestige drama coming out in December. Looks like they’re going for the trifecta.

David O. Russell’s Lost Film ‘Nailed’ Is Finally Coming to Theaters Next Month; Here’s the Trailer

by Matt Singer January 6, 2015 @ 8:45 AM
In the last couple of years, David O. Russell has reinvigorated his career with a trio of high-end awards movies: ‘The Fighter,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ and ‘American Hustle.’ Before his rebound, though, Russell faced a rough couple years and hit his lowest pointed with ‘Nailed,’ a dark comedy starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal that he shot but never finished. After some problems with the film’s financing, unions shut down production over crew members not getting paid, and Russell himself finally walked away from the movie in 2010. For years, the conventional wisdom said ‘Nailed’ would never see the light of day.