Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, And Jamie Foxx Reportedly Turned Down Roles In David O. Russell’s New Movie

June 3, 2021 / Posted by:

Just yesterday we learned that Taylor Swift was going to keep on trying to establish herself as a musician-slash-actress, with a role in David O. Russell’s new film, which is rumored to be possibly titled Canterbury Glass. Naturally, I assumed that Taylor’s casting was some kind of Plan B pretty blonde backup situation, due to David O. Russell’s “muse” Jennifer Lawrence not being in the movie. As it turns out, David reportedly did ask Jennifer Lawrence if she wanted to work with him for the fourth time, and sources say she, and others like Angelina Jolie and Jamie Foxx, turned him down.

Jennifer Lawrence has worked with David O. Russell three times: on 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook, for which Jennifer won an Academy Award for Best Actress, 2013’s American Hustle, which got her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination, and 2015’s Joy, where she got yet another Best Actress nomination. Quite literally 3 of her 4 Oscar nominations have come from David O. Russell movies, but it sounds like the chance at a fifth nomination wasn’t enough of a reason to endure David’s on-set wrath for however many months of filming. Angelina and Jamie already have Academy Awards of their own, so it’s not like they’re so thirsty for a taste of Oscar gold that they’re willing to risk getting PTSD from one of David’s many director tantrums. via Hot Press:

Jennifer Lawrence, Jamie Foxx and Angelina Jolie all reportedly turned down roles in David O. Russell’s upcoming film, following long-term allegations of abuse.

HP doesn’t say exactly why they turned David O. Russell down. Jennifer probably didn’t appreciate how insincere David was in response to her essay about discovering that she was paid less than her male co-stars for American Hustle. Jamie Foxx has worked with an egotistical carbuncle of a director before, so he probably doesn’t want to do that again. Angelina Jolie could definitely put David O. Russell in his place. But where in the world does one even begin to find the energy to battle with their director and their ex-husband in court at the same time?

Just because three big stars didn’t want anything to do with it, doesn’t mean David O. Russell had trouble landing some notable names and Oscar winners. The cast includes Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Andrea Riseborough, and Taylor Swift.

During every David O. Russell film shoot, there seems to be at least one violent, toxic, or verbally abusive moment that gets exposed to the press. George Clooney has talked about David O. Russell’s out-of-control rage on the set of Three Kings. Jennifer Lawrence allegedly got into screaming fights on Joy. Amy Adams was treated like dirt on American Hustle. And of course, who could forget Lily Tomlin having enough of David on the set of I Heart Huckabees. I wonder who it will be this time? My guess is Mike Myers, and he completely chews David out in the voices of Austin Powers, Wayne Campbell, and Shrek. Mike will be pissed enough to say something, but he’s also still very Canadian, so his ever-present politeness gene will force him to keep the argument light-hearted.


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