Robert De Niro to play father in 'Joy'

Hollywood star Robert De Niro has confirmed his upcoming role of a father in David O Russell's 'Joy'.

Robert De Niro to play father in 'Joy'

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Robert De Niro has confirmed his upcoming role of a father in David O Russell's 'Joy'.

The 71-year-old actor was hosting a special screening of the HBO documentary 'Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr', presented by Fondazione Cinema Per Roma and MAXXI, said the Hollywood Reporter.

"Yeah, I am going to do something with them. I am going to play a father," the actor confirmed. The website had previously reported that he was in negotiations for the role, pending Jennifer Lawrence's involvement.

It will be the third time that De Niro has worked with Russell, after playing Bradley Cooper's father in 'Silver Linings Playbook', a role in which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and making a cameo in 'American Hustle'. 

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