Thursday, April 18, 2024

Trailer: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in a Potential Oscar Film


I had some misgivings, but David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” looks great in this trailer. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence co-star with Robert DeNiro and Jackie Weaver. It’s from The Weinstein Company, one of probably four films they’ll try to navigate into awards season. Originally Mark Wahlberg was going to play the lead. But he and Russell had some some kind of falling out after “The Fighter.” And so it goes.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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