David O. Russell Film 'Joy' Features Soap Opera Stars! Plus, Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen Talk Soaps

General Hospital star Laura Wright in the fictional The Joyful Storm.
20th Century Fox has just released a series of The Joyful Storm promotional videos to celebrate the unique soap opera integration in the upcoming film, Joy. Featuring iconic soap opera stars Susan Lucci, Donna Mills, Laura Wright and Maurice Benard, David O. Russell has gathered together a special cast of soap opera alumni to play unique roles in the film.

Watch The Joyful Storm clips below.

Joy stars Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen also have unique connections to the soap opera community, including Ladd’s brief stint on the long-running soap The Secret Storm, which also happened to once star Mills. Nelson Aspen recently spoke with Ladd and Madsen about soaps.

Joy, directed by David O. Russell, stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen. The movie opens in theaters Christmas Day.

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