Jennifer Lawrence's new movie "Joy" reunites the Oscar winning actress with director David O. Russell and actors Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.

The plot is inspired by the true story of Joy Mangano, who overcame an early divorce and life as a single mother to become a successful 1990s businesswoman after inventing the Miracle Mop. "I loved that he wanted to even tell this story," Lawrence told Reuters of Russell at a recent interview in London.

Russell directed Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook" for which she won a best actress Oscar and in "American Hustle". The 25-year-old actress drew upon similar life trials to her character, the need to have unfaltering self-belief. She said: ''I certainly knew what it felt like to be told no a million times and to feel like you're the only that believes in yourself, and then, at the end, I understand that part of success. You know, it's very beautiful, very exciting, but there's also a very ugly side to it."

"Joy" is out in the United States and hits UK cinemas on Jan. 1.