Serena (2014 film)

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Serena
Directed by Susanne Bier
Produced by Ben Cosgrove
Mark Cuban
Steve Schwartz
Paula Mae Schwartz
Todd Wagner
Nick Wechsler
Written by Christopher Kyle
Based on Serena 
by Ron Rash
Starring Jennifer Lawrence
Bradley Cooper
Cinematography Morten Søborg
Editing by Matthew Newman
Simon Webb
Studio 2929 Entertainment
Chockstone Pictures
Nick Wechsler Productions
Release dates
  • April 2014 (2014-04)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25-30 million[1]

Serena is an upcoming American drama film based upon the novel of the same name by American author Ron Rash.[2] Directed by Susanne Bier, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as newlyweds Serena and George Pemberton.

Plot[edit]

The film is set in Depression-Era North Carolina, and follows their struggles, as the future of George's timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned that his wife cannot bear children.[3][4][5]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was originally to be directed by Darren Aronofsky, with Angelina Jolie as the title character. Bier replaced Aronofsky and cast Lawrence and Cooper. Filming took place in the Czech Republic at Barrandov Studios from March 26 to May 2012.[1] Bier took more than 18 months to complete the film, but there were no re-shoots or problems in post-production.[6] Bier also had to take time away to promote Love Is All You Need.[7] Serena is scheduled to be released in April 2014.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff; Oldham, Stuart (March 8, 2012). "Rhys Ifans lands role in timber-epic ‘Serena’". Variety (PMC). Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ Smith, Zack (February 20, 2013). "Ron Rash discusses the craft of the short story and the complexity of Appalachian speech". Indy Week. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Are Headed To ‘Serena’". ScreenRant. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "See Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper in Serena". People. December 4, 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Buchanan, Kyle; Brodesser-Akner, Claude (January 30, 2012). "Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence Reteam for Serena". Vulture. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Tatiana Siegel (25 November 2013). "New Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper Movie Quietly Shopped to Buyers". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Norman Wilner (September 13, 2013). "Susanne Bier gives herself a little break". MSN. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ Jorn Rossing Jensen (30 October 2013). "New Susanne Bier project revealed". Screen Daily. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 

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