Project insiders say the film, which Bier has just finished editing, is generating frenzied interest from outlets including Fox Searchlight and The Weinstein Co. thanks to another powerful performance by Oscar winner Lawrence.
Still, it took Bier more than 18 months to finish the film, often a sign that a production is troubled.
"Actually, it was just the opposite," says one insider. "There were no reshoots or anything like that. It was just a real precision edit because the story is about a woman’s descent into madness. And Susanne is a total perfectionist." Like Lawrence, Bier is a recent Oscar winner (best foreign-language film in 2011 for In a Better World). But she was not the first director to stake a claim to Serena, based on Ron Rash's 2008 novel about a North Carolina timber baron and his ambitious wife.
After Silver Linings, “We didn’t want to be the OK version of the Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper coupling,” says the insider. If the film sells, it could hit the 2014 festival circuit (Cannes and Venice have reached out) ahead of next year’s awards race.
Screendaily are reporting that Susanne Bier’s new drama, ‘Serena’ is to make its’ way to cinema’s across the world in April 2014.
This image was uploaded to the official Facebook page for ‘Serena’ just this morning. Does this mean that we might be getting some new information on the film in the coming days and weeks? Let’s hope so, seeming as we still don’t have a trailer or pretty much anything!
Ron Rash about Serena (x)
This interview was taken while they were filming the movie and even then he said late 2013, so - there’s still hope!!!
Thanks to azariascout for the link!(via jenniferandbradley)
hii :) Thank you for support
Anyway unfortunately I don’t know when Serena will be released in Australia. We’ve got only these dates
As you can see it has got a big time variance. We don’t even know US premier yet.
Susanne Bier, whose drama In a Better World won the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes in 2011, most recently directed Depression-era drama Serena. Set for release later this year, Serena reunites Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
“IMDB is incorrect. The film is still in post-production and our sister company 2929 produced it. The film won’t be released until next year. It is unclear if we’re releasing the film or not at this point.”
is distributor for Serena. (x)
….Tasting Menu is the latest in a long line of Trust titles that will go through Magnolia stateside, with such upcoming releases asThomas Vinterberg's The Hunt and Jennifer Lawrence/Bradley Cooper starrer Serena from Susanne Bieramong recent acquisitions. In Berlin, Magnolia also secured domestic rights to Lars von Trier's hotly anticipated two-part sex epic Nymphomaniac….