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.
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.