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David O. Russell allegedly throws tantrum on ‘Joy’ set

David O. Russell was presented with the McLean Award by McLean Hospital in 2013.
David O. Russell was presented with the McLean Award by McLean Hospital in 2013.Josh Reynolds/Globe Photo/File/Globe Freelance

There may be trouble on the set of the David O. Russell movie “Joy.” A source told TMZ that director performed one of his trademarked tantrums for actress Jennifer Lawrence and producer Harvey Weinstein in Boston. Russell allegedly hollered at Lawrence Tuesday and booted Weinstein from the set Wednesday. The studio told TMZ Russell was merely coaching Lawrence into a camera-ready frenzy. Russell made headlines in 2007 after a YouTube video surfaced showing him raging at Lily Tomlin on the set of “I Heart Huckabees.” Interestingly, “Joy” executive producer George Parra bailed on a scheduled appearance at WGBH Wednesday night.