The Silver Linings Playbook Team Reunites In Trailer For Joy Director David O. Russell and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper — the team that brought us Silver Linings Playbook — reunites for Joy, the story of a woman who fights for her business and picks up the gun. Click here to view the embedded video. It seems Russell has found a stable of actors he likes working with as all three appeared in his previous film, American Hustle; though De Niro’s part was an uncredited cameo. It also seems the three actors have a groove with each other.