Filmmaker plans biopic of Miracle Mop inventor…

‘American Hustle’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ writer-director David O. Russell has reportedly selected the Joy Mangano biopic as his next directorial effort.

Set up as a star vehicle for his frequent collaborator, Jennifer Lawrence, the film follows the life story of Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mom of three who became one of the America’s most successful entrepreneurs with her self-wringing Miracle Mop invention.

O. Russell will be directing from a script by actress/screenwriter/comedian Annie Mumolo (‘Bridesmaids’). John Davis and John Fox are producing for Davis Entertainment, along with Ken Mok.