Release Date: 2013-00-00
Directors: Susanne Bier
Film Genre(s): Drama
SYNOPSISBased on the 2008 novel by Ron Rash and scripted by Christopher Kyle, this follows newlyweds George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence) who travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina where they begin to build a timber empire in 1929. Serena soon shows herself to be the equal of any man: overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. Together, this king and queen rule their dominion, killing or vanquishing all who stand in the way of their ambitions. But when Serena learns that she can never bear a child, she sets out to murder the woman who bore George a son before his marriage. And when she starts to suspect that George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage begins to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.
- Variety reports that Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's 2929 Prods. has preemptively optioned rights to the book. Nick Wechsler brought the project to 2929 and will produce with Wagner, Cuban and Marc Butan. - 2008-06-16
- Vulture is reporting that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence will star in this pic - Susanne Bier will replace Darren Aronofsky as director. - 2012-01-31