Jennifer Lawrence tipped for lead role in David O Russell 'girl power' biopic
The director wants Lawrence to play Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano
Jennifer Lawrence has been tipped for another lead role in a new David O Russell film.
Lawrence, 23, is being considered for the part of US single mum turned entrepreneur, Joy Mangano, in an untitled biopic.
The Hunger Games star is expected to play the Miracle Mop inventor in a female empowerment story about the significant lifestyle changes she experiences.
Annie Mumolo, co-writer of 2012 hit comedy Bridesmaids, has penned the script, while John Davis, John Fox and Ken Mok are producing.
Industry insider The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Russell is in early talks with Fox 2000.
The director has worked with Lawrence on two of her most successful movies to date – Silver Linings Playbook, which won her the Best Actress Oscar in 2013, and American Hustle, which sees her up for Best Supporting Actress on 2 March.
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Lawrence is currently tied-up with the next two instalments of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. She has also committed to a movie adaptation of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, a project of Hunger Games director Gary Ross.
Lawrence will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2013 ceremony, when she tripped up the stairs while en route to collect her Best Actress trophy.
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