Category: Serena (2014)

‘Serena’ 2014 Movie Captures

I added HD screencaptures of ‘Serena’, which was released last week.

Serena is a 2014 American-French 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 after his wife, Serena, learns that she cannot bear children.

The film was originally to be directed by Darren Aronofsky, with Angelina Jolie as the title character. Susanne 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 Bier cast him as George Pemberton.

This is the third project starring Cooper and Lawrence, following Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, and this is the second time they are playing love interests.

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New ‘Serena’ Stills Added

Thanks to Mickey for donating all kinds of new stills for Jennifers movie ‘Serena’. Check them out below. There are 13 new pics in the album.

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‘Serena’ Posters & new still added

2 new posters and 1 movie still for Jennifers upcoming movie ‘Serena’ were released. Check them out below.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Serena’ still MIA after 2 years

Don’t believe Wikipedia or that “Hunger Games” fan website: The movie adaptation of Ron Rash’s “Serena” is not likely to be released in the U.S. on Sept. 27.

“ ‘Serena’ doesn’t have a U.S. distributor yet,” Hollywood Reporter film editor Gregg Kilday confirmed Monday. “So no release date.”

The film, directed by Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier and filmed in the spring and early summer of 2012 in the Czech Republic — standing in for Haywood County — has been in post-production for going on two years. Its fate has been newly debated in recent weeks in part because new photos from the set were posted online last month.

Hundreds of independently financed features are made every year that never get theatrical distribution in the U.S., so “Serena’s” fate might not seem so dramatic — were it not for the film’s talent roster. It stars Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence in the title role, the ruthless wife of an equally ruthless logging magnate in 1920s Waynesville. Serena’s husband is played by Bradley Cooper, her Oscar-nominated co-star in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle.” And director Bier won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2011 for her Danish film “In a Better World.”

Then there’s the novel’s pedigree: a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. But its author, Ron Rash, the John Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Studies at Western Carolina University, is also in the dark as to the film’s fate.

Rash said in a statement that he is aware of the rumored release dates but does not have any official word on when the movie might come out. Rash did not write the screenplay, which is credited to Christopher Kyle (who co-wrote Oliver Stone’s “Alexander”).

Bier is not talking, and has moved on. IndieWire reports that she’s in post-production on a film called “A Second Chance,” with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime on “Game of Thrones”) and earlier this month landed Cate Blanchett for a movie titled “The Dig,” which is in pre-production.

Whether Bier has even completed “Serena” is unknown, since it has not been shown at any film festivals. The Hollywood Reporter, citing the film’s long post-production period, recently quoted an unnamed “insider” as saying, “It was just a real precision edit because the story is about a woman’s descent into madness. And Susanne is a total perfectionist.”

An unsourced online report suggested that the movie remains unfinished because Lawrence — who has finished at least three movies since “Serena” wrapped, including the third “Hunger Games” installment and this summer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Passed” — has been too busy to re-record dialogue ruined by airplane noise on the set near Prague.

Finished or not, reports that the movie has distributors in Europe and India, and The Hollywood Reporter said in November that the movie would soon be screened for U.S. distributors, and that “the Weinstein Co. and Fox Searchlight [are] already interested in the project.”

But the silence since December suggests that the screenings for distributors either never happened or went nowhere.

Apparently frustrated that his work was not being seen, the film’s production designer, Richard Bridgland, last month posted online a number of film stills showing off the streets of “Waynesville,” the courthouse and some interior sets.

For the moment, that’s all anyone gets to see of “Serena.”


Jennifer & Bradley In New “Serena” Preview Pics

Their on-screen chemistry is undeniable and Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper look amazing in new stills from “Serena.”

The “Hunger Games” hottie and the “Limitless” stud previously starred together in “American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” and their forthcoming flick has actually been in post-production for the past year-and-a-half.

Per the synopsis, “In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton’s (Cooper) timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned that his wife, Serena (Lawrence) cannot bear children.”

Also starring Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and Sean Harris, “Serena” is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2014.

I also added a few scans, thanks to Claudia.

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