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Serena Trailer Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

14 September 2014 6:57 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, and Toby Jones, watch the first trailer for director Susanne Bier’s Serena.

Based on the novel by Ron Rash, the period film follows newlyweds George Pemberton and his new bride, Serena, as they maintain a close watch over a burgeoning logging empire in Depression-era North Carolina, ruthlessly ruling the woodlands while fighting off the efforts of environmental activists to turn their land into a national park.

Bier’s latest film, A Second Chance, had its world premiere Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival. Bier won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for In A Better World (2010) and was also nominated for After The Wedding (2006).

Serena is scheduled for a UK release on October 24. Count on a U.S. release date to be announced soon so it doesn’t miss a bid for awards consideration at year’s end.

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First trailer and new posters for Serena starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

12 September 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After a long delay (the film was made in 2012), next month we will finally get to see Serena, the new drama that re-teams Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper after their work together on American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook. The first trailer and posters have debuted today, and we have them for you right here….

Directed by Suzanne Bier (who won an Academy Award for In a Better World), and based on a novel by Ron Rash, Serena tells the story of a North Carolina timber magnate (Cooper) during the Depression. He falls for Serena (Lawrence), a bold, bright woman who – judging by the footage – shocks the locals who expect most wives to be subservient. But dark secrets fill the undercurrent of the local town: illegitimate children, murder, failing empires and coldblooded ambition peek their ugly head into proceedings.

Serena bows at this year’s London Film Festival on October 13th, »

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Long delayed ‘Serena’ with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, gets a trailer

12 September 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Beginning production back in 2012 before her Oscar victory, Jennifer Lawrence starred alongside Bradley Cooper in another romance by Susanne Bier (In a Better World), Serena. The film is a Depression-Era drama in which Lawrence and Cooper marry and become partners in a timber operation. Both their marriage and their company begin to unravel as she discovers his past. The film is set to premiere at the London Film Festival in November followed by a release date in London on November 27, but it is yet to have an American release date. Watch the UK trailer below:

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Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence are partners in 'Serena' trailer

12 September 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

A trailer for the long-gestating Bradley Cooper-Jennifer Lawrence film Serena is finally here, and shows the two actors in their darkest collaboration yet. While Cooper and Lawrence’s David O. Russell movies are rooted in their humor, Serena looks like a flat-out epic drama, complete with falling trees, fire, and blood. The two play a husband and wife running a timber empire in Depression-era North Carolina. Their marital bliss turns sour when Lawrence’s titular character finds out that her husband has a child. Lawrence looks like she is relishing playing the conniving, glamorous Serena, who has drawn »

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Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper in Delayed 'Serena' First Trailer

12 September 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After completing production in 2012, Susanne Bier's drama Serena has taken a long time to get to the big screen. Photos from the film surfaced online after shooting was done, and even more actually popped up earlier this year, but we've been waiting to hear when the film might actually get released. Well, the film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will finally hit theaters in the United Kingdom next month, and the first trailer from overseas has arrived. Set in North Carolin around the time of the Depression, a man (Cooper) struggles to maintain the future of his timber empire and things only get more complicated when he learns his wife (Lawrence) cannot bear children to continue his legacy. Watch below! Here's the first UK trailer for Susanne Bier's Serena, originally from Yahoo UK: Serena is directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire »

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Universal Pictures International Picks Up ‘The Salvation’

11 September 2014 5:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures International Entertainment has acquired Kristian Levring’s western “The Salvation” for distribution in Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa.

The movie, which is sold by TrustNordisk and world premiered out of competition at Cannes, is a 19th-century-set Scandinavian Western starring Mads Mikkelsen as a Danish settler who is on a journey to avenge his family.

Penned by Anders Thomas Jensen (“In a Better World”) and Levring, “The Salvation” also stars Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce.

The deal was negotiated by Susan Wendt, TrustNordisk’s head of sales.

“There is no doubt that ‘The Salvation’ has found a perfect home at Upie who we are sure will give the film the best possible launch. This also strongly indicates that the international market place is more than ready for a western of Scandinavian origin”, said Wendt.

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Universal Pictures Intl takes Salvation

10 September 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

TrustNordisk sells rights to Kristian Levring’s western starring Mads Mikkelsen.

Universal Pictures International Entertainment (Upie) has secured rights to Kristian Levring’s western The Salvation for territories including Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa. 

The deal was negotiated by Susan Wendt, head of sales, on behalf of TrustNordisk.

The film received its world premiere in official selection at Cannes, screening in out of competition as a Midnight screening.

Interview: Kristian Levring

Directed by Levring, who co-wrote the feature with Oscar-winner Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World, Love is All You Need), the film stars Mads Mikkelsen as a Danish settler in 19th century North America, who sets out to avenge his family.

It co-stars Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce.

The film is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments33 ApS in co-production with Spier Films from South Africa and Forward Films from UK with the support »

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Zurich Film Festival: Susanne Bier, Val Kilmer Join Jury

9 September 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier (In a Better World) will head up the international jury for the 10th Zurich International Film Festival. Bier, whose latest, A Second Chance, just had its world premiere in Toronto, will oversee the five person jury that selects the winner's of Zurich's main feature film honors. Actor Val Kilmer, Green Lantern producer Donald De Line, French actress and producer Marie Masmonteil and Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic complete the international jury. Oscar-nominated director/producer Steve James (Hoop Dreams) will be president of Zurich documentary film jury, together with British director Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney), Indian

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Val Kilmer, Susanne Bier on Zurich jury

9 September 2014 3:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Susanne Bier to head international competition jury at Zurich Film Festival, which also includes Us actor Val Kilmer, Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanic and more.Scroll down for full jury line-ups

Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier is to preside over the international feature film jury at the 10th Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5).

The Danish filmmaker, who won her Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar for In A Better World in 2011, is currently on the festival circuit with A Second Chance and Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper drama Serena.

She will oversee a jury that includes Us actor Val Kilmer, best known for roles in Heat, Batman Forever and Top Gun, and Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić, who won the Berlin Golden Bear in 2006 with Grbavica.

Also on the jury is Marie Masmonteil, the French producer of Party Girl, which picked up prizes at Cannes in May, and Jerusalem Film Festival winner Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, currently playing »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Hans Zimmer to conduct Zurich masterclass

8 September 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Others to take part in on-stage discussions include Susanne Bier, Frederick Wiseman Michael Ballhaus and Ulrich Seidl. Also, Nightcrawler will receive its European premiere at Zurich.

Movie music maestro Hans Zimmer is to take part in the Zff Masters series at the 10th Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 5).

The composer of scores for films including Rain Man, The Lion King, Gladiator and Inception will offer insight into his creative process in the chaired discussion that will include a public Q&A at the Filmpodium.

Others signed up for the Zff Masters include documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman and Danish screenwriter and director Susanne Bier, who won the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film in 2010 with In A Better World and is currently touring festivals with A Second Chance and Serena.

Zurich audiences will also be invited to attend masterclasses with veteran cinematographer Michael Ballhaus (The Departed, Goodfellas) and Ulrich Seidl, the Austrian filmmaker behind the recent Paradise trilogy and documentary »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Toronto: LevelK Acquires Intl. Sales Rights to Comedy ‘Men & Chicken’ (Exclusive)

5 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scandinavian shingle LevelK has acquired international sales rights to Anders Thomas Jensen’s black-humor-laced comedy “Men & Chicken,” starring Mads Mikkelsen.

“Men & Chicken” turns on two outcast brothers — played by Mikkelsen and David Dencik — who don’t get along but reunite with their relatives following the death of their father when they find out they were adopted.

LevelK, which was founded by former TrustNordisk exec Tine Klint and has offices in Copenhagen and New York, will start selling the movie at Toronto.

Pic is produced by Tivi Magnusson and Kim Magnusson for M&M Prods., and co-produced with Germany’s Studio Babelsberg and Dcm.

“It was a natural choice for us to go with LevelK since Tine and her team have experience handling Anders Thomas Jensen’s films in their previous jobs,” said producer Kim Magnusson, CEO of M&M Prods.

Jensen co-penned Susanne Bier’s Oscar-winning “In a Better World, »

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

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'Serena' Photo Features Jennifer Lawrence on Horseback

28 August 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jennifer Lawrence has climbed upon a mighty white steed in the latest photo from Serena. The drama reunites her for the third time on screen with Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle co-star Bradley Cooper. The period drama comes from In a Better World director Susanne Bier, and follows a young married couple from Boston to the very cold North Carolina, where the Pemberton's quickly build a logging empire. As the title character Serena Pemberton, Jennifer Lawrence employes some of the gritty backwoods mannerisms that made her famous in Winter's Bone. Here, she is any man's equal, fighting rattlesnakes and even saving one man's life in the wilderness. Take a look as she prepares for her hard journey, one that may not end well for all involved.

Serena follows newlyweds George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence) who travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina where they »

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See 1920′s Jennifer Lawrence in new image from Serena

28 August 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new image from Susanne Bier’s Depression-era drama Serena has been released, featuring Jennifer Lawrence on horseback as the title character, Serena Pemberton.

Lawrence co-leads the film along with her American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper. The film hits UK cinemas on October 24, but still lacks a release date in the United States. The film went through an extensive 18-month editing process, and has failed to pick up a Us distributor. That means that despite a great cast and meaty dramatic material, Serena likely won’t have a chance to pick up any Academy Award nominations this fall, and may someday quietly get a direct-to-home video release in the States.

Directed by Susanne Bier (director of the 2010 Oscar winner Best Foreign Film, In A Better World), Serena stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Sam Reid (The Railway Man), Toby Jones »

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‘Serena’ Image with Jennifer Lawrence; Still Without a U.S. Release Date

28 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The period drama Serena is an oddity – in the sense that we’ve heard so little about it, thus far. The flick stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper - their third movie together along with Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle – and was directed by filmmaker Susanne Bier, whose previous work includes the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar-winning film In a Better World. Post-production on Serena may’ve taken longer than expected, but the movie is seemingly all finished by now – so why doesn’t it have a U.S. release date yet?

Serena is now slated to hit U.K. theaters on October 24th this year, but as of right now the project isn’t slated for a ...

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New Image of Jennifer Lawrence in Serena; Film Gets October 24th UK Release Date, But Remains in Limbo Stateside

27 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Given the popularity of both Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper—especially after the one-two punch of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle—it’s somewhat baffling that director Susanne Bier’s (In a Better World) drama Serena has sat on the shelf for this long.  The movie was shot back in 2012, and since it was completed Bier has found the time to shoot and finish another movie, with Serena still remaining unreleased.  That changes today, though, as StudioCanal has announced that it will be releasing the film internationally this fall, with a UK bow set for October 24th.  Lawrence and Cooper star as a 1920s newlywed couple who travel to North Carolina to seize control of the timber industry. Infidelity and infertility leads Serena (Lawrence) to plot the murder of George’s (Cooper) illegitimate son while attempting to keep their timber land from being taken by the government. It’s »

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New Image Of Jennifer Lawrence In 'Serena,' Film Getting Sudden U.K. Release In October

27 August 2014 5:47 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So you have a depression-era drama directed by arthouse favorite Susanne Bier (whose "In A Better World" nabbed the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2011), starring Jennifer Lawrence (megastar and Oscar winner) and Bradley Cooper (Oscar nominated twice) —what could possibly go wrong? While we haven't yet seen the film, it says something that two years have passed since "Serena" wrapped production, and not a peep has been heard of it since. There have been no festival appearances, trailers or even many pictures, which seems odd given the talent involved. But suddenly, the movie is gearing up for a U.K. release in just a couple of months. Stylist has debuted a new image from the movie, and we're certainly surprised to see this sudden flurry of movement. The movie is based on the novel by Ron Rash and tells a tale of ambition and vengeance. Here's the official synopsis: »

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Danes shortlist three for Oscars

20 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Includes films by Niels Arden Oplev, Pernille Fischer Christensen and Nils Malmros.

The Danish Oscar committee has shortlisted three films, one of which will be submitted as Denmark’s official entry for the 87th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

They include Niels Arden Oplev’s Speed Walking, Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Someone to Love You and Nils Malmros’ Sorrow and Joy.

The films were chosen from a longlist of 18 features and four documentaries. The committee is expected to name the final candidate on Sept 18.

Denmark has had a strong showing at the Oscars in recent years, with two nominations and a win for Susanne Bier’s In A Better World in 2011.

The announcement of the five foreign films nominated for the Oscar will be made on Jan 15, 2015. The awards ceremony will be held on Feb 22, 2015 in the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood.

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San Sebastian adds to lineup

13 August 2014 4:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Susanne Bier’s A Second Chance [pictured] and Gabe Ibáñez’s Automata, produced by and starring Antonio Banderas, among films added to 2014 edition.

San Sebastian has almost completed its official selection for this year’s festival.

Today [Aug 13], the festival added new films from Susanne Bier, Anahí Berneri, Maxime Giroux and Cédric Kahn, as well as Gabe Ibáñez’s Automata, a $50m Spanish film produced by and starring Antonio Banderas.

Bier’s A Second Chance was written by Anders Thomas Jensen, with whom Bier won the Oscar for In a Better World. Festival director José Luis Rebordinos has praised it as “a very strong and powerful story that will shock audiences”. 

Automata is an ambitious sci-fi thriller about a future in which artificial intelligence has taken over humans. A co-production with Bulgaria, it also stars Brigitte Hjort Sorensen, Melanie Griffith and Dylan McDermott.

South America will again have an important role in the festival. Argentinian Berneri »

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San Sebastian Adds Competition Titles With Antonio Banderas, Others

13 August 2014 3:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier's latest drama, A Second Chance, will compete at the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival, along with five other titles that organizers added to the competition lineup, known as the "Official Section," on Wednesday. The added films star Antonio Banderas and a Game of Thrones actor, among others. Bier will vie for the Golden Shell against Anahi Berneri's Aire Libre, Maxime Giroux's Felix and Meira, Cristian Jimenez's La Voz en Off, Cedric Kahn's Wild Life and Gabe Ibanez's Automata. Bier reteamed with Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World) to write A Second Chance, which

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