Signs that a movie has major potential:
1. Director David O. Russell and actors Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro are involved (ahem, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle).
2. It’s slated for a Christmas Day release.
3. The trailer ends like this:
So, yeah: It seems like Joy—which, per the film’s website, 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”—is something to get pretty pumped about.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the film’s title character is based on many women, including Joy Mangano, a single mother, inventor, and founder of Ingenious Designs.
“It’s my first film that really has the woman as the star,” Russell told Entertainment Weekly.
Watch the full trailer here: