Director David O. Russell is proud to release a new trailer for his upcoming film Joy.
The film follows four generations of a family. However, the focus is on Joy. She transforms from a young girl who abandoned her own dreams to navigate her parents’ divorce to a strong matriarch who builds her own empire.
Music in film, when used well, can have a strong impact. Russell, knowing the importance of music, chose a Bee Gees song for the new preview. He said:
“Music is extremely important. It makes things happen! It’s the harmonic trifecta of emotion. If it envelops you, you can forget time. It’s part of the process of always trying to make things unexpected. (…) The Bee Gees are operatic and fun and poppy but also serious. They’re not cynical. It takes great courage to be sincere and put your heart out there. That’s what I love about them.”
So what can you expect from this film? Well, according to Russell….the unexpected! He said:
“I want it to be unexpected. I want people to see that it’s exciting and that it’s emotional and it’s intense and it’s funny and it’s new. It’s something we’ve never done before. It’s about emotion and about people and humanity and what is ridiculous and ordinary about them but where that becomes extraordinary and magical. That’s that place where we live.”
Playing Joy will be the ever beautiful, Jennifer Lawrence. Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen and Isabella Rossellini are also working on the project.
This will be the third time Lawrence has worked with Russell, and it will be her fourth collaboration with Cooper.
Head to theaters on Christmas day to watch the film that has garnered Oscar buzz for the Hunger Games actress and check out the trailer below.
20th Century Fox “JOY| Official Trailer (HD) 20th Century Fox” YouTube. 21 October 2015. Web. 22 October 2015.