20th Century Fox has just released a series of Joyful Storm promotional videos along with a mock Soap Opera Digest cover to celebrate the unique soap opera integration in the upcoming film, Joy. Featuring beloved soap stars Susan Lucci, Donna Mills, Laura Wright, and Maurice Benard, David O. Russell has gathered together a special cast of soap opera alumni to play unique roles in much-anticipated and fabulously reviewed Joy. Stars Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen also have unique connections to the soap opera community, including Ladd’s brief stint on the long-running daytime drama The Secret Storm, which also happened to star Donna Mills.
Joy, directed by David O. Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen, opens in theaters Christmas Day.
Watch the mock The Joyful Storm clips below.
Release: December 25, 2015
Director: David O. Russell
Screenplay by David O. Russell; Story by: Annie Mumolo and David O. Russell
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Dascha Polanco and Bradley Cooper
Joy is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen , Elisabeth Röhm and Dascha Polanco. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.
In case you missed earlier, watch our exclusive clip as Nelson Aspen talks soaps with Joy stars Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen.