While international trailers for “Serena” have been out for a while now, there had been no word on a U.S. release date for the long-delayed Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper historical drama — until now.
In an interview with Thompson on Hollywood, Magnolia Pictures president Eamonn Bowles revealed that the flick would finally make its stateside debut in early 2015. “Serena” will first be available via VOD on February 26, with a theatrical release planned for March 27.
“Serena” has been notorious for its slow production/release schedule, and was actually shot way back in 2012, between Cooper and Lawrence’s other big screen collaborations, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle.” But for whatever reason, the film, helmed by Danish director Susanne Bier, was never completely finished, and no news about a release strategy ever came together.
Then, word of an international release plan broke, but there was no news on a U.S. debut. It seems that that problem has finally been remedied, though many are wondering just why it took Bier so long to finish the flick.
But as Bowles explained to Thompson on Hollywood, the delay came down to choosing between several different cuts of the film, which “took a lot of time,” he said, adding that those different versions boiled down to “a question of emphasis” in the film’s plot, not its overall quality.
“Susanne tweaked it and it got better,” Bowles said. “The [cut] they have now is the best one. It’s a beautiful-looking period piece, a fantastic-looking production. It’s completely relatable and understandable and a really good film. It’s a serious drama, a big-scale romance, and a bit of a tragic Lady MacBeth story.”
And Bowles also addressed the elephant in the room — namely, that a film with so many delays (and now looking at a VOD release and early March theatrical bow) is of low quality. Not so, he said.
“If people go in thinking it’s a bad film they will be pleasantly surprised,” Bowles told Thompson on Hollywood. “It’s a good film. I stand by it. Susanne Bier did a good job directorially on this film.”
So there you have it. Now, audiences will finally get to see for themselves what all the fuss is about — and if “Serena” lives up to Bowles’s hype.
“Serena” arrives on VOD on February 26, 2015, and in theaters on March 27, 2015.
A few days back Jennifer participated to the IHeartRadio Music Festival during Day 1. I’ve grabbed now and added to the gallery a few HQs.
Events And Appereances > 2014 > September 19 | IHeartRadio Music Festival
Along with the new trailer we also have some new images from Mockingjay Part One! I will replace the stills with HQ as soon as I find them! Giant thank you to Claudia for sending them to us!
Along with the new trailer we also have some new images from Mockingjay Part One! I will replace the stills with HQ as soon as I find them!
FINALLY! We have the first full trailer for Mockingjay Part One!
As New York Fashion Week winds down, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announces that next year’s Met Gala—the annual fashion ball—will be co-chaired by Hollywood’s brightest starlet, Jennifer Lawrence. The Oscar winner will be joined in co-chair capacity by titans in adjacent fields: Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, plus Chinese actress Gong Li and Wendi Murdoch, businesswoman and former wife of Richard Murdoch.
The event will take place on May 4, 2015, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center. The theme of both the event and the Met exhibit with which it aligns will be “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion.”
What this entails, per Vogue.com:
“Chinese Whispers” will primarily examine how eastward-looking Westerners have understood, misunderstood, and appropriated Chinese culture in an exchange that Bolton likens to a complicated game of telephone (which the British call “Chinese whispers”). Drawing on more than a hundred couture and avant-garde samplings from designers as varied as Alexander McQueen and Laurence Xu, the cross-disciplinary exhibition will incorporate painting, decorative arts, and filmic representations of China, occupying both the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery of the Anna Wintour Costume Center and the Chinese galleries, located directly above.
Last year, the lavish red-carpet event was co-chaired by Sarah Jessica Parker and Lawrence’s co-star from Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and up next, Serena— Bradley Cooper.
We finally have a trailer for Jen’s new film Serena.