Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will star in the upcoming film, Serena, which features a more adult-looking Lawrence after her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Lawrence, who is looking to cash in on the enormous popularity of her latest release, will try out a more mature role this time around, at least if this just released still photo is any indication. She looks like a 1920s-era movie star.
The upcoming film, (sort of like the Appalachian Mountains' setting of The Hunger Games), is set in Depression-era North Carolina. Jennifer plays Cooper's wife and the plot centers on the future of Bradley's character's timber empire which is complicated by the fact that Lawrence cannot bear children. Wood or no wood, that is an extremely sexy onscreen duo sure to spark some libidinal kindling.
Production of the new film is just underway in Prague, with a tentative release date of winter 2013. It is being directed by Danish director, Susanne Bier, who also directed Brothers, After the Wedding and the Academy Award-winning, In a Better World, none of which most American film viewers have ever seen.
The Serena cast includes Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones. Look for a slightly less popular sell at the box office for Jennifer Lawrence, but also some increased credibility as she seeks to become known as a multi-faceted actress. Never one to take the easy role, even as a 21-year-old, Jennifer is proving that she is one of Hollywood's rawest and fiercest young talents.