They have already made Oscar-nominated ‚ÄúSilver Linings Playbook‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúAmerican Hustle‚ÄĚ, and Hollywood‚Äôs hottest tandem is back again.
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are back together for the big screen to star in ¬†the new Depression-era drama, “Serena.”
The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ron Rash, which was first published in 2008. The story revolves around Lawrence’s character Serena, who gets married to timber baron George Pemberton played by Cooper.
They both are wealthy and young at the front of a timber empire in 1930s North Carolina. Their relationship, however, become more complicated, as the main heroine discovered that she cannot have children, and her husband has an illegitimate son with another woman.
Cooper and Lawrence previously starred together in 2012’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and 2013’s “American Hustle,” both directed by David O. Russell. Cooper received Oscar nominations for his roles in the two films. Lawrence nabbed a best supporting actress nod for “Hustle” and won the best actress Oscar for “Playbook.”
The movie, which was shot in the Czech Republic, is directed by Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier and the trailer of the movie looks promising and beautiful. ‚ÄúSerena‚ÄĚ boasts a strong supporting cast including Sam Reid, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and Sean Harris.
Production on “Serena” began in 2012, on the eve of “The Hunger Games” making Lawrence a global star and before the success of “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” which earned back-to-back Oscar nominations for both actors and a statue for Lawrence.
It was last year when the news about the movie went public for the first time. ‚ÄúSerena‚ÄĚ was seeking U.S. distribution, but there is still no U.S. release date to report. It will however premiere on October 24 in the U.K. and premieres will follow in other international markets in the months after.
Original delays of the movie getting released were due to Bier‚Äôs perfectionist attitude.
‚ÄúThere were no reshoots or anything like that,‚ÄĚ one insider said. ‚ÄúIt was just a real precision edit because the story is about a woman‚Äôs descent into madness. And Susanne is a total perfectionist.‚ÄĚ
The same source told Hollywood Reporter last November: ¬†‚ÄúWe didn‚Äôt want to be the OK version of the Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper coupling.‚ÄĚ
It‚Äôs rare that a movie with this caliber of star power and prestige goes unreleased in the U.S., though there is one other recent example: The Coen brothers-scripted comedy Gambit, starring Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth, which was shelved in 2012 and quietly surfaced on Netflix and DVD this spring, says Yahoo News.