Cooper, Lawrence Team In “Serena”

Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) and Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games”) are set join an adaptation of Ron Rash’s 2008 period novel “Serena” at 2929 Entertainment says Vulture.

Set in 1929 North Carolina, the story follows two young newlyweds, George and Serena Pemberton, who are building a timber empire and aren’t afraid to kill or destroy those who oppose them.

The pair soon turn against each other when Serena learns she can’t bear children and launches a deadly vendetta against her husband’s illegitimate son.

“In a Better World” helmer Susanne Bier directs the project. Cooper and Lawrence also co-star in the upcoming “The Silver Linings Playbook”.