Magnolia Pictures confirmed with us today that the studio will release SERENA on iTunes / VOD on February 26, 2015. The film itself is scheduled to appear in theaters on March 27, 2015. The film is the latest to offer the on-screen duo, directed by Susanne Bier and based on a screenplay written by Christopher Kyle. The film itself is based on the novel by Ron Rash.
Joining Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper on-screen will be Toby Jones and Rhys Ifans. The story takes place within the North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s. George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence), play love-struck newly-weds that begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness.
With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.