Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper star in first 'Serena' trailer

The actors previously starred together in "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle."

By Annie Martin

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in the first trailer for Serena.

The 24-year-old actress and 39-year-old actor portray Serena and George Pemberton, a passionate married couple who build a timber empire in North Carolina in 1929. The Pembertons achieve their goal through hard work and ruthless means, but their marriage falls apart when Serena discovers George has a child from a previous relationship.


Serena is based on Ron Rash's novel of the same name, and directed by Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire). Rhys Ifans, Sean Harris and Toby Jones also star.

Lawrence and Cooper previously collaborated on David O. Russell films Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013). The actress will appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 in November, and Cooper is scheduled for American Sniper in 2015.

Serena experienced several delays, and will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 13.

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