Susanne Bier has begun filming in Prague on the $25m period romantic epic starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Toby Jones.

StudioCanal reported a mighty response at the EFM and closed deals with eOne in Canada and Nordisk in Scandinavia. StudioCanal co-financed the project with 2929

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And will distribute in the UK, France and Germany.

Serena is based on Ron Rash’s novel about newlyweds and owners of a North Carolina timber empire in 1929 whose marriage cracks when the woman discovers she is infertile and suspects her husband is protecting his illegitimate family on the quiet.

Ben Cosgrove, 2929 co-owners Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban, Chockstone Pictures’ Paula Mae Schwartz and Steve Schwartz and Nick Wechsler serve as producers.

2929 and Studiocanal partnered on upcoming release Deadfall starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde and Sissy Spacek.