by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Elisabeth Rohm has signed on to star in David O Russell’s next film Joy, which is set to star Jennifer Lawrence as Miracle Mop creator Joy Mangano.
Rohm has been cast to play the sister of Lawrence’s Mangano. Robert DeNiro and Edgar Ramirez have already signed on for the film as Mangano’s father and future husband/ex-husband respectively. Bradley Cooper was signed to play an exec at HSN that helps Mangano get her start selling the mop.
Rohm is starting to become somewhat of a Russell regular. She was cast in Russell’s previous film American Hustle, which also co-starred Lawrence, Cooper and De Niro.
I’m torn on Russell’s films. Of his last couple, I really enjoyed The Fighter, was very ‘meh’ with Silver Linings Playbook, but was actually bored by American Hustle. I’ll keep an open mind for now, but with the source material he has to work with here, he’s really gonna need to WOW me with something to keep me interested.