David O. Russell is in early talks to rewrite a Fox 2000 project about Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano with the intent to direct. The director wants his Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle muse Jennifer Lawrence to play Long Island native Mangano. Mangano was a single mother of three when she developed the prototype for her Miracle Mop in 1990. The Miracle Mop became a big seller on QVC when Mangano went on air to pitch the product, selling out 18,000 mops in 20 minutes. Over 5 million mops later, Mangano now has 100+ patents (including Huggable Hangers) and has become one of HSN’s best-selling presenters. More after the jump.
According to Deadline, Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids) wrote the original script for Fox 2000. John Davis (Chronicle), John Fox (The Blacklist), and Ken Mok (Invincible) are producing.
The report does not mention where Lawrence stands on the matter, but if she wants the part, I imagine there will be scheduling issues to work out. Lawrence has Serena, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1 due for release in 2014. The actress is also attached to East of Eden, Burial Rites, and The Glass Castle.
I hope Lawrence and Russell find time to collaborate on many films over the next couple decades—I like their brand of crazy.
Here’s a look at Mangano in action on HSN: