This weekend, American Sniper officially out-grossed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 at the box office, making the leads in those movies, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, the no. 1 and no. 2 stars of 2014, respectively. By that token, Serena — a dark, Depression-era drama, starring Cooper and Lawrence as a timber baron and his ambitious wife — should be a huge movie. Because of that delay, the film was rumored to be a catastrophe, despite its top-notch cast and prestige director Susanne Bier (Oscar winner for the 2010 Danish drama In a Better World).
If you thought Jennifer Lawrence was ruthless in American Hustle, wait until you see her in 'Serena.' This exclusive clip from Lawrence’s and Bradley Cooper’s long-shelved Depression-era drama features the frequent onscreen collaborators as newlyweds fresh off a shotgun wedding.