Directed by David O. Russell, the movie follows the titular character, a businesswoman, as she becomes the head of her family at 27.
“It’s my first film that really has the woman as the star,” he says. “What’s it like to become a boss and the godmother of a family and dynasty, both emotionally and commercially? You go inside that person’s soul, and it’s alternately hilarious, horrifying, and sort of joyous. Relationships are always complex, and nobody gets to success without breaking some of their own bones—and other people’s, too.”
Watch the trailer for the movie below:
Joy, a reunion for the Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle team, is set to hit theaters on December 25.