Based on Ron Rash's book, "Serena" follows George and Serena Pemberton (Cooper and Lawrence), a pair of young newlyweds who turn "War of the Roses" on each other when Serena finds out she can't have children of her own; an issue complicated by the fact that George has an illegitimate son. (It's like "There Will Be Blood" with lumber!)
If this all comes to pass, it will be a hard-right turn for Lawrence; the 21-year-old, best known for winning the role of teen huntress Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming adaptation of "The Hunger Games," would be thrust into a part that Angelina Jolie once wanted for her own. Vulture even goes so far as to compare Serena to Lady MacBeth.
Cooper and Lawrence will be seen together onscreen this November in "Playbook," an adaption of Matthew Quick's quirky novel about a recently released mental patient (Cooper) and the girl who lives next door to his mother, from director David O. Russell.
"Serena" had been circulated among Tinsletown's upper crust -- Jolie was once attached to star with Darren Aronofsky directing. Susanne Bier ("In a Better World") will be helming the adaptation, which is set to start filming soon.