Joy Movie

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Joy movie is currently in Development

December 3, 2011 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

Who's Involved:

Alissa Shipp, Joshuah Bearman, Max Werner, Ira Glass

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Joy Plot: What's the story?

A man suffers from a serious disease that causes acute narcolepsy whenever he is happy. He develops a variety of techniques to deny himself pleasure and deal with the sleep issues, but they’re put to a big test when he falls in love.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Joy?

  1. Based on a "This American Life" radio segment.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Joy?

A look at the Joy behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director David O. Russell last directed Joy and American Hustle. The film's writer Max Werner last wrote Ode to Joy and Fun Size.



Max Werner


Joshuah Bearman
Ira Glass
Alissa Shipp

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Production Timeline: When did the Joy come together?

On or about December 3, 2011 • The film was in Development status.

Joy Release Date: When is it coming out?

Joy is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).
United States
TBA Nationwide

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