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David O. Russell Targets Jennifer Lawrence for Joy Mangano Biopic

January 31, 2014 (6:32 am) GMT
The 'American Hustle' director is in negotiation to direct and write the true-story pic, and eyes JLaw to take on the lead role.

David O. Russell and could reunite once again in a new feature film project. After their strongly-lauded collaborations in 2012's "" and then a year later in "", the two are now reported circling Fox 2000 Pictures' untitled Joy Mangano biopic.

The big-screen project will chronicle the life story of a struggling Long Island single mom of three who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs. Her salvation came with a self-wringing mop that became a HSN sensation and allowed her to stop working three jobs to support her kids.

Russell, a three-timed Oscar Best Director nominee, is in talks to direct the rags-to-riches story and to rewrite an original screenplay penned by Oscar-nominated Annie Mumolo (""). Lawrence is not officially on board of the project, but the director reportedly wants her to tackle the lead role.

The actress won Best Actress at the Oscars for "Playbook" and got nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Hustle". She will next be seen in "" and is currently busy finishing the last installment of "" franchise. She is also attached to "" and "".

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