Vulture is reporting that Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover” films) and Jennifer Lawrence (upcoming The Hunger Games) will reteam for Serena, based on Ron Rash’s 2008 novel. Cooper and Lawrence just filmed David O. Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook together.
Rash’s book is described as follows:
The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountainsbut she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband’s life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons’ intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.
Darren Aronofsky was previously attached to direct with Angelina Jolie starring. Susanne Bier will now direct and shooting will begin soon.
Cooper spoke with ComingSoon.net about going to Prague to work with Bier last week at the Sundance Film Festival, which you can watch here.