‘Joy’, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper, will begin filming in Boston in February


Late last year there were rumors that David O. Russell’s Joy, which chronicles the unlikely rise of Miracle Mop inventor and HSN regular Joy Mangano, was about to fall apart but, based on news of a recent casting call for the film, it looks like things are still on track.

According to our sources in the Boston area, where they movie is set to be filmed, a casting call was sent out last week for Joy, with a filming date of Feb. 9.

This will be the first movie for Jennifer Lawrence, who will star as Mangano, since wrapping Mockingjay — Part 2 in April. Joy will also feature Jen’s American Hustle/Silver Linings Playbook co-stars Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper, who is committed to The Elephant Man on Broadway through Feb. 21. De Niro is working on another project, Dirty Grandpa, through mid-February.

Joy marks the third movie Russell has made in Boston in recent years. American Hustle and The Fighter were both filmed in Massachusetts, too.

If you have any scoop about Joy filming in Boston, let us know about it at olv@onlocationvacations.com!


  1. “JOY” sounds like a sure-fire hit and will require lots of northeast SAG-Aftra talent to fill out the wonderful roster for this film.

    Providing transportation and accommodations for experienced New York based talent would be more than appropriate, comparatively inexpensive and greatly enhance the casting of “JOY”!

  2. OF Course, BOSTON is the home team site and most of the work will go to Boston talent.

    HOWEVER, more work is needed for all northeast talent and providing transportation and accommodations is always a good idea for producers and talent, true?

  3. Filming going on right now, and tomorrow, in Byfield. 🙂 I don’t know if any A-listers are there, but exciting nonetheless being right down the street from me 🙂

  4. They were filming right near my house in saugus Massachusetts the other day! It was an exciting day around here! Can’t wait to see the movie!

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