12 April 2012 8:43 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Jennifer Lawrence's star rising at a meteoric rate and Bradley Cooper already possessed of enough magnetism to mess with the Earth's gravitational forces, this new still from Depression-era drama Serena could be the hottest thing this side of the Halle-Boppe. Click on the image, courtesy of Playlist, for a closer look. Bonnie and Clyde, eat your hearts out (foxes should probably look away too, given Lawrence's neck-wear).Those Bonnie And Clyde comparisons aren't merely satorial. Ron Rash's novel - the source material from which Serena is adapted - pitches us into a moral wasteland where only the fit, and fierce, survive.Lawrence is Serena Pemberton, the Lady Macbeth-like figure behind husband Cooper's North Carolina timber baron. When she discovers that she's unable to bear children, Serena developes a cruel vendetta against her husband's illegitimate son.Shades, perhaps, of Upton Sinclair and Cormac McCarthy, whose work has been »


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