First Look | Joy


One of the final remaining potential awards contenders, Joy, has released a clip from the upcoming David O. Russell drama.

Joy focuses on the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intensely emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.

Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Like Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genres to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.

Written and directed by David O. Russell, the dramedy stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm and Bradley Cooper. It’s the third time Russell, Lawrence, Cooper, and De Niro have worked together following Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.

Joy opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

Check out the clip from Joy, below.