Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the first image from Serena

Before new “it” girl Jennifer Lawrence begins shooting the second THE HUNGER GAMES film CATCHING FIRE, she will be playing a newlywed along side “it” guy Bradley Cooper in SERENA. Today we get the first image from the thriller adapted from the New York Times best-selling novel from Ron Rash.  The official film synopsis is as follows:

The film follows newlyweds George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer 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 woman who bore George a son before his marriage. And when she starts to suspect that George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons’ intense, passionate marriage begins to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.

It’s looks like Jennifer Lawrence will be playing another strong woman character, but this time with a little psycho edge.  I’m a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence (WINTER’S BONE, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS)and Bradley Cooper (THE HANGOVER, THE A-TEAM) so my interest is peaked.  Directed by Susanne Bier who won an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category for IN A BETTER WORLD, SERENA stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones and Rhys Ifans. (Collider)

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Serena

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