Even if you like your job, Edgar Ramirez just landed a better one.
As per the Hollywood Reporter, the 37-year-old Venezuelan actor will play Lawrence’s husband in Joy, the upcoming film about Joy Mangano, the woman who invented the Miracle Mop. In real life, Mangano divorced her hubby by the time she’d turned 33, so it’s unclear how big a role Ramirez will have, but it stands to reason he’ll get at least a little suckface in before the credits roll. After all, the couple did have three children.
JLaw is a force of nature on screen, but if anyone is equipped to go toe-to-toe with the actress, it’s Ramirez. His resume is stacked with action films like Zero Dark Thirty, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Wrath of the Titans, and his role as notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal in the nearly six hour 2010 movie Carlos stands out as one of the best in the last five years. And while he speaks five languages, he probably won’t need to use those linguistic skills next year, when he plays the Keanu Reeves role in a remake of the cult surfer-cop flick Point Break, though his smarts may serve him well in Hands of Stone, which pairs him with Robert De Niro.
De Niro has also been cast in Joy, which is due to begin filming in February 2015 and reunites Lawrence with her Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle director David O. Russell. By the movie’s holiday release, Ramirez will likely be winning all kinds of awards and praise for the couple of months he got paid to kiss Jennifer Lawrence. Some guys are just lucky.
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