David O. Russell eyes Jennifer Lawrence for 'Miracle Mop' role -- REPORT

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David O. Russell is reportedly in early talks to rewrite and direct a biopic about Joy Mangano, the Miracle Mop inventor, for Fox 2000, and he’s eying Jennifer Lawrence to play the lead role. Deadline reports that Russell is interested in taking over the project from Annie Mumulo, the Bridesmaids co-writer who has a script about Mangano, the Long Island single mom who made a fortune when the Miracle Mop became an infomercial success.

Lawrence and Russell have successfully collaborated on his two last movies, winning her an Oscar for The Silver Linings Playbook and a nomination for American Hustle.

Representatives for neither Russell nor Lawrence immediately responded to requests for comment.


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