Confirming earlier rumors, Robert De Niro has now said he will be taking part in David O. Russell’s upcoming film Joy.

While speaking at a press conference in Rome following a screening of Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr., a film about the actor’s late father, De Niro answered a question about taking part in Russell’s latest project.

“Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going to play a father,” De Niro said. The “them” in his statement refers to Russell and Jennifer Lawrence, who will play the title role of the biopic, Joy Mangano, the creator of the Miracle Mop.

Joy would mark the third film the trio has worked on together, having collaborated before on Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. A fourth party from both of those films, however, may also return for Joy if Russell gets his way.

The director said in a recent interview he had hoped both De Niro and Bradley Cooper would be in the film, as he always creates a role for the latter actor. He’s halfway to that stated goal, so, schedules permitting, he shouldn’t have much issue convincing Cooper to join him again.

Silver Linings Playbook

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  • 122 minutes
  • David O. Russell