New 'Joy' Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence's Housewife Has "To Do Things for Myself, Once and for All"
The latest look at David O. Russell's Christmas Day release also features more of Robert De Niro and Isabella Rosselini as Joy's father and stepmother.
Jennifer Lawrence's Joy takes charge of her own life, sketching an invention and launching her own business, in the latest trailer for David O. Russell's new film.
The preview features a couple of extensive voiceovers from Joy over images of her with her family, beginning with her explaining to her daughter, "We got here from hard work, patience and humility. So I want to tell you, don't think that the world ever owes you anything because it doesn't. The world doesn't owe you a thing."
Later she explains how she was her high school valedictorian and got into a "fancy college" but "stayed here because my parents are getting divorced."
"Maybe your dreams are on hold right now," her husband, played by Edgar Ramirez, tells her.
"That's a nice way of putting it," she replies.
Later viewers see her pursuing those dreams, sketching "an invention," as her daughter calls it, as she's heard saying she has "real ambitions and real ideas." She's soon shown cutting her hair short and heard saying, "As you grow up and come into the world that has all sorts of things in it. Money, crime, betrayal. You realize that the only thing that you're going to have is what you make."
Subsequent scenes show her doing business with Bradley Cooper's character, standing up for herself in a meeting with someone whom she thinks is "shaking us down," being taken out of a warehouse by police officers and telling Isabella Rosselini's character, "I pick up the gun," when the following scenario is presented to her: "You are in a room and there is a gun on the table. The only other person in the room is an adversary in commerce. Only one of you can prevail."
Indeed, the latest trailer shows more of Rosselini and Robert De Niro as Joy's stepmother and father, respectively, including De Niro's character telling her daughter before her wedding, as Joy stands in front of him in her wedding dress, "You could have married anybody, a doctor, a lawyer, a nice man, instead of this, I don't even know what to call this guy."
Joy: "Are you seriously talking about this right now?"
Fox is releasing Joy on Christmas Day. Watch the full trailer above.