Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s third feature film together is Serena, a period drama set in North Carolina in the 1930s. The two previously worked on Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, both of which were nominated for Academy Awards and directed by David O. Russell. This time, however, the two are working under Danish director Susanne Bier (Love Is All You Need, In a Better World). So third time’s the charm? Maybe Bradley will finally get his own Oscar?
But, seriously, is anyone else tired of seeing these two in every movie?
Here’s the official synopsis:
Susanne Bier’s romantic period drama Serena details the deteriorating relationship between North Carolina timber magnate Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) and his fiercely independent, entrepreneurial-minded wife Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) following a devastating miscarriage. A woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and relishes the opportunity for manual labor in the forest, the enigmatic Serena subsequently grows intensely jealous of the woman who previously bore her husband a son, and quickly begins to unravel over suspicions that Pemberton is sheltering his illegitimate family.
Toby Jones, Rhys Ifans, David Dencik, and Ana Ularu also star. The screenplay was adapted from Ron Rash’s 2008 novel by Christopher Kyle (Alexander, K-19: The Widowmaker).
Serena will debut at the BFI London Film Festival in October.