WILMINGTON, MA — Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is back in town this week shooting additional scenes for her upcoming film, “Joy,” which explores the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. Directed by David O. Russell, the movie also stars Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
According to On Location Vacations, a website that specializes in tracking filming locations for movies and television shows, the cast and crew of Joy have returned to Wilmington from Monday, March 30 until at least Friday, April 3. The production’s “base camp” is at 128 West Street, according to today’s update. (That would appear to be the parking lot of Grace Chapel.) Filming this week is believed to be taking place on Industrial Way. On Location Vacations previously reported that a soundstage was created at 45 Industrial Way to be used throughout the production of the movie.
Whether Hollywood’s hottest star Bradley Cooper or one of Hollywood’s all-time greats Robert De Niro are in Wilmington has not been publicly confirmed by any outlet, including On Location Vacations. There’s some clues, however, as it relates to Cooper. In addition to significant social media chatter, Just Jared posted photos of Cooper & Lawrence on set yesterday, but attributed the location to Boston, not Wilmington. It’s not uncommon, however, for such sites to refer to more identifiable cities that are within the general vicinity of the actual shooting location.
We’ll keep you posted, but it is possible, perhaps likely, that Jennifer Lawrence isn’t the only A-Lister in town this time around. To the dismay of many residents, Bradley Cooper was on Broadway starring in The Elephant Man when Joy first filmed here on Federal Street from February 19 to February 26.
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