When Jennifer Lawrence was signed up to star alongside Bradley Cooper in the film adaptation of “Serena”, “The Hunger Games” hadn’t been released. Since its release Ms Lawrence has gone from being “hot” to “smoking hot”, with The Hunger Games breaking box office records. So any film starring Ms Lawrence is going to draw audiences to the box offices, no matter what happens.
Serena is currently shooting in Prague and is expected to be released globally in 2013. The film is directed by Susan Bier and also stars Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones and Rhys Ifans.
Based on Ron Rash’s novel, the story follows newlyweds George (Cooper) and Serena (Lawrence) who travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina where they begin to build a timber empire in 1929. Serena soon shows herself to be the equal of any man: overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. Together, this king and queen rule their dominion, killing or vanquishing all who stand in the way of their ambitions. But when Serena learns that she can never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George had before his marriage.