Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are together again in Serena

The Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle co-stars play newlyweds in a dark new drama from director Susanne Bier

The dream team are back together again. 

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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, who have starred alongside each other in Oscar favourites Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, are reunited in new Susanne Bier film Serena. 

The duo have never dealt with especially light hearted subject matter – Silver Linings was concerned with bereavement and mental health while American Hustle told the story of the FBI’s ABSCAM operation – but Serena looks darker than ever before.

Based on Ron Rash’s novel, the film tells the story of newlywed George Pemberton (Cooper) and his strong and bold young wife Serena (Lawrence) as they run a timber business during the 1930s depression.

Their martial bliss is soon a thing of the past, though, as secrets come out of the woodwork, followed by explosions, fires, illegitimate children and murder.

Lawrence is, as always, captivating as the mysterious and glamorous Serena and we’re sure she enjoyed getting to do cool things like weald an axe and release a hawk off her arm…

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Serena is in UK cinemas 24th October