Jolie, Aronofsky Team For “Serena”

Angelina Jolie and director Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler,” “The Fountain”) are in discussions to team for a film adaptation of Ron Rash’s 2008 novel “Serena: A Novel” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The “There Will Be Blood”-esque story is set in 1929 North Carolina where a man and his new bride Serena (Jolie) build a timber empire and she pushes him into increasingly ruthless acts to maintain. Upon learning she’s unable to conceive, she sets out to murder her husband’s illegitimate child.

Chris Kyle (“The Weight of Water,” “K-19: The Widowmaker”) is adapting the script while Nick Wechsler will produce. The project is still seeking financing so it may not be Jolie’s first post-“Tourist” project which is looking more and more likely to be the Kay Scarpetta film.