Those silver bells are ringing, and this holiday season brings with it the third film director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence have made together, “Joy” (our review). “David and I will never, ever, ever, ever not do movies together,” Lawrence said earlier this year. “I love him so much that sometimes I can’t talk about him without tearing up.” Such is the power of their creative spark, and in a recent roundtable talk with THR, Russell revealed that prior to penning “Joy,” he was working on epic story that he still hopes to make with the actress.
“There was another thing I was writing [for her] to do. Two summers ago, I wrote about 600 pages, two parts of a big family opus I wish to do — and then I wrote ‘Joy,’ ” Russell said.
The director adds that his scripts are always lengthy, allowing him to indulge in other stories away from the main narrative, but that the key is breaking them down when it comes time to turn them into a feature. “I always write scripts; they come in around 175 pages now. They are more novelistic. They have many worlds in them. I think many good movies have many movies within them,” he explained.