While Edgar Ramirez will be seen in next summer’s Point Break, audiences will now also have a chance to see him in David O. Russell’s upcoming biopic Joy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ramirez will play opposite Jennifer Lawrence as the husband of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano.
The film is a biopic built around the life of Mangano, who became a staple on the Home Shopping Network while being a single mother with three kids. Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook) will play Mangano’s father. Bradley Cooper, another favorite of O. Russell’s, also has small role in the movie.
Ramirez seems drawn to biopics, as last year he starred as the great Venezuelan leader Simon Bolivar in The Liberator. He’s also set to star in the biopic for boxer Roberto Duran, Hands of Fire. Coincidentally, De Niro will also star in that film.
The Christmas 2015 release date for Joy puts it in prime position to compete during next year’s awards season. With Russell behind the camera and Lawrence and De Niro in front of it, it seems a safe bet that it will be in the conversation.