Serena (2014 film)
Official Poster of Serena
|Directed by||Susanne Bier|
|Produced by||Nick Wechsler|
|Screenplay by||Christopher Kyle|
by Ron Rash
|Music by||Johan Soderovist|
|Edited by||Pernille Bech Christensen
Serena is an upcoming American drama film based upon the novel of the same name by American author Ron Rash. Directed by Susanne Bier, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as newlyweds running a timber business in 1930s North Carolina.
In Depression-era North Carolina, George Pemberton struggles to maintain the future of his timber empire. His life becomes more complicated when he learns his wife, Serena, cannot bear children.
- Jennifer Lawrence as Serena Pemberton (née Shaw)
- Bradley Cooper as George Pemberton
- Rhys Ifans as Galloway
- Sean Harris as Campbell
- Toby Jones as Sheriff McDowell
- Sam Reid as Vaughn
- David Dencik as Buchanan
- Blake Ritson as Lowenstein
- Ned Dennehy as Ledbetter
- Charity Wakefield as Agatha
- Ana Ularu as Rachel
- Michael Ryan as Coldfield
- Kim Bodnia
The film was originally to be directed by Darren Aronofsky, with Angelina Jolie as the title character. Bier replaced Aronofsky and became the new director of the film. Lawrence recommended Bradley Cooper for the project. They had worked together previously on Silver Linings Playbook and they got along so well that they often spoke about working together again in the future. When Lawrence read the script for Serena, she sent a copy to Cooper and asked if he would do it with her. He agreed and Susanne Bier cast him as George Pemberton.
Filming took place in the Czech Republic at Barrandov Studios from March 26 to May 2012. Bier took more than 18 months to complete the film, but there were no re-shoots or problems in post-production. Bier also had to take time away to promote Love Is All You Need.
First photos of the movie were revealed on April 1 and the first posters on the end of June.
The first official trailer and a poster was released on September 12, 2014.
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