Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s third collaborative film Serena is coming to Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD on June 9, 2015. Get the details and pre-order your copy today.
As is probably very evident in any post I do about The Hunger Games, I’m a *huge* Jennifer Lawrence fan! From Katniss Everdeen to Raven/Mystique, Jennifer shines in every role she undertakes. But I have to be honest with you, the Jennifer Lawrence/Bradley Cooper duo is quickly becoming one of my faves. I could watch Silver Linings Playbook everyday (and did for the better part of two months after I got the DVD). And even though they weren’t directly opposite one another in American Hustle, Bradley and Jennifer were still fantastic. Interestingly, the two of them have reunited for another David O. Russell film Joy (coming from 20th Century Fox on Christmas Day 2015). However, we won’t have to wait that long to see them onscreen together again.
Serena is based on the New York Times bestselling book by Ron Rash and follows George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence) as they begin to build a timber empire in the mountains of North Carolina during the Depression-era. They fall in love and get married, but their happiness is short-lived when Serena learns that she is unable to bear children, and the consequence of that news leads the couple down a tragic and deadly path. This passionate tale of love and tragedy was directed by Susanne Bier and also stars Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones.
Check out the official synopsis and Blu-ray/DVD artwork below:
The North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, 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.
In addition to the film, the Blu-ray/DVD also includes the following bonus features:
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making Of Serena: The Story, Direction & Characters
- Exploring The Production Design & Time Period
- Following The Screenwriting: Comparing The Film & The Novel
- Breaking Down The Set: Kingsport Tanners, Train Station & Main Street
What do you think? As I said, I’m 100% HERE for a Bradley/Jenn collabo…throw in historical fiction and dramatic romance (“love at any cost”) and I’m all in!
Thanks to our friends at Magnolia Pictures Home Entertainment we’ll be giving away a Serena Blu-ray/DVD, so keep an eye out for our review and the giveaway. In the mean time, take a look at these images from the film. Also, make sure to head over Serena‘s official site HERE to watch the official film trailer and movie clips and then pre-order your copy today!