We recently reported that David O. Russell will be casting Jennifer Lawrence in his next film and now Russell has revealed more details regarding it. Last night at the Academy Awards, David O. Russell was one of few directors that didn’t have to say a sad goodbye to his starring actors because he gets to work with them again, real soon!
David O. Russell will work with Bradley Cooper next on an untitled drama that will film in New York and Boston in March. Then, Jennifer Lawrence will star in the drama The Ends of the Earth, a Weinstein Co. film about an oil tycoon who has everything stripped from him after he is caught in an affair. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Russell on the Oscar‘s red carpet and he said,
“Bradley came on first. He and I really wanted to work together. We have a process we’re very comfortable with and that we feel very inspired by. We want to do a lot of damage creatively.”
Russell also added that both Cooper and Lawrence are “going to play roles that will really surprise people.” He continued, “They’re going to play people that people don’t expect them to play. And that’s my privilege as a director to get to do that with them.”
Silver Linings Playbook received eight Oscar nominations, including best picture, director and leading actor and actress nominations for Cooper and Lawrence. Russell‘s obviously been very busy this award season but he will not be taking any time off, he says he’s heading right back to work today and he’s happy about it.