Earlier today, you saw Jennifer Lawrence in blockbuster mode with the final trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.” Now you can see the actress try on her period melodrama pants with “Serena,” opposite Bradley Cooper, and get more of a sense if the mostly negative reviews are warranted.
Based on the novel by Ron Rash, the film is a Depression-era tale about George and Serena, a couple who forge a mighty timber empire together. Problems arise when Serena can’t get pregnant, and George strays outside their marriage. From there, inevitable tragedy looms. It’s good stuff on paper, but as our recent review noted, there’s good reason why the folks behind Susanne Bier‘s long delayed movie “might be keen to sweep this one under the rug.”
“Serena” is now playing in the U.K. (where it opened in 19th place over the weekend —ouch), and comes to the U.S. on VOD on February 26, 2015 and in theaters March 27, 2015. Watch the new trailer below along with a featurette.