Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Between 2011 and 2013, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper made three films together. Two of those, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, both from director David O. Russell, have already come and gone. But the last, Susanne Bier‘s Serena, is only now preparing for a theatrical bow.
Based on the novel by Ron Rash, Serena stars Lawrence and Cooper as a married couple overseeing a timber empire in 1920s North Carolina. But when the wife makes some unpleasant discoveries, their relationship takes some dark turns. Watch the new Serena trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
You’d think a historical drama starring a white-hot Oscar nominee and an even hotter Oscar winner would have no trouble getting released in the U.S. But in the case of Susanne Bier‘s Serena, you’d be wrong.
The Jennifer Lawrence / Bradley Cooper pic started shooting all the way back in 2012 and has only now found an American distributor, who plans to dump the movie in early 2015. Ouch. Hit the jump for more Serena US release details.
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Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
For a while there, it seemed like you couldn’t get a movie made without Bradley Cooper or Jennifer Lawrence getting involved, often at the same time. The pair shot three films together in about two years: David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, and Susanne Bier‘s Serena.
The first two of those have already opened to great acclaim, but the third remained stuck in post-production for quite a long time. It’s only now making its way to theaters, and not even U.S. theaters at that. Thankfully, it looks worth the wait. The first Serena trailer has just hit, and you can check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
Susanne Bier is best known for dramas like In a Better World and After the Wedding, and she’s got still more serious fare coming down the pipeline next year with Serena. But first, she’s taking a jaunt to lighter territory with the romantic comedy Love Is All You Need.
Trine Dyrholm stars as a woman struggling through the end of her marriage while battling cancer, while Pierce Brosnan plays a lonely widower. The pair meet en route to a wedding — specifically, the wedding of his son to her daughter. Initially, they rub each other the wrong way, but, well, if you’ve ever seen any romantic comedy ever, you can guess exactly where this is headed. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
It was just last month that we watched Jennifer Lawrence playing a scared but tough teenager in The Hunger Games, but the talented young actress is already moving on to more grown-up fare. This fall will see her starring opposite Bradley Cooper in David O. Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook, and the pair have now reunited for Susanne Bier‘s Serena.
But while the cast of the two films may be similar, that seems to be about all they have in common. Whereas The Silver Linings Playbook looks like it has a healthy dose of that offbeat Russell humor, Serena looks like grim stuff indeed. Cooper and Lawrence play a ruthless Depression-era married couple who turn against each other, with horrifying results. Check out the first image and read the synopsis after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
After starring with Ben Affleck in last year’s The Company Men, Rosemarie DeWitt is now set to work with Affleck’s BFF Matt Damon in Promised Land. DeWitt has landed the female lead in the “Capraesque” tale, which Gus Van Sant will direct. The script comes from Damon and John Krasinski, based on a story Krasinski cooked up with Dave Eggers. As previously reported, Damon will lead the cast as a sales exec who begins to question his whole life after arriving in a small town, while Krasinski will play a rival exec. DeWitt’s role has not been revealed at this time.
DeWitt’s other upcoming roles include three films due out this summer: Your Sister’s Sister, Neighborhood Watch, and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. In addition, she has a role in the drama Nobody Walks, which also stars Krasinksi and is expected to hit theaters this year. [Deadline]
After the jump, Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones get involved in Jennifer Lawrence’s war against Bradley Cooper.
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He’s the current sexiest man alive, she’s about to make men drool as a bad ass action star and, together, they’ve already got a movie scheduled for release this year. Now, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are reteaming to make Serena, based on a 2008 novel by Ron Rash. Directed by Award-winning director Susanne Bier (Brothers, After the Wedding), Serena is about a greedy couple who, in 1929, turn against each other when the wife learns she can’t have children. It was previously in development with director Darren Aronofsky and star Angelina Jolie. Read more after the jump. Read More »
The big-screen version of 21 Jump Street finally has a female lead. Brie Larson (United States of Tara, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) will play Molly in the rather unlikely R-rated comedy/action translation of the TV show that launched the career of a young Johnny Depp in 1987.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) are directing from a script by Josh Appelbaum with Michael Bacall, Joe Gazzam, Jonah Hill and André Nemec. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will play the primary roles as cops investigating the drug trade in a high school; Ice Cube is their captain. The Lord/Miller team had me locked after Cloudy, and this one has been talked up as a Bad Boys-style action picture. Let’s hope that really happens. [Deadline]
After the break, Luke Evans joins Robert Carlyle in the UK cop thriller Dogs of Law while Pierce Brosnan signs for All You Need is Love. Read More »
Two of the Best Foreign Film nominations for this year’s Oscars were still in need of trailers when the announcements were made, but now that problem has been taken care of. Earlier this week we showed you the trailer for Incendies, a “tale of two young adults’ voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love”, and now comes the trailer for In a Better World, an “exploration of masculinity and the perpetuation of violence”.
The film — known as Hævnen (or “The Revenge”) in Danish — is the latest directorial effort from Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire, After the Wedding), who co-wrote the film with Oscar-winner Anders Thomas Jensen. It follows a man who lives two very different lives: as a doctor at an African refugee camp, and as a separated father in a small Danish town, where he raises his two boys. But his “two worlds collide when he is challenged by his own advocacy of responsibility, compassion, and nonviolence in his encounters with damaged souls”. Starring in the film is Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, who should be recognizable to anyone who saw Everlasting Moments. Watch the trailer, as well as the trailers for the remaining Best Foreign Film nominations, after the break. Read More »