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July 15, 2015

Watch: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in first trailer for 'Joy'

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Bradley Cooper in Joy 20th Century Fox/for PhillyVoice

Bradley Cooper as a home shopping executive in the upcoming film "Joy."

Yes, that's right -- another Bradley Cooper-Jennifer Lawrence pairing.

And who can complain?

20th Century Fox uploaded the first trailer for the upcoming David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook," "American Hustle") film "Joy" Wednesday morning, a two-minute teaser that shows a sorrowful -- and ironically named -- Joy Mangano (Lawrence) struggling through a series of bad jobs and unfortunate life events as a single mother of three. The film is a biopic that chronicles Mangano -- a real-life inventor known for making the "Miracle Mop" -- and the rollercoaster dynamics of her family. It also documents her rise to matriarch status after transforming her family's invention-focused and mop-led business into what later became, shall we say, a sweeping success. 

Watch the newly released teaser trailer for "Joy."

Cooper, meanwhile, is slated to play an as-yet-unnamed shopping network executive who helps Lawrence market the mop. Notably, though Mangano is now HSN-famous, it was West Chester-based QVC that first introduced the mop and pushed forward Mangano's company, Ingenious Designs.

Given how Lawrence and Cooper's first two films with Russell played out, it's a safe bet that "Joy" will be among the whispers during awards season next year. "Joy" currently has a release date of Dec. 25.