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Wednesday 24 January 2018

Jolie and Aronofsky to make Serena?

Angelina Jolie might star in a film adaptation of Serena
Angelina Jolie might star in a film adaptation of Serena

Angelina Jolie and Darren Aronofsky are in discussions to make a film adaptation of Ron Rash's 2008 period book Serena: A Novel.

The Oscar-winning actress would star in the film, which is set in the rugged mountains of 1929 North Carolina and follows a man named George Pemberton and his new ambitious wife, Serena, as they create a timber empire.

The Wrestler director would be at the helm of the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Chris Kyle, who wrote the Kathryn Bigelow movies The Weight Of Water and K-19: The Widowmaker, wrote the screenplay for the project, which is being produced by Nick Wechsler, who worked on film adaptations of best-sellers The Road, The Time Traveller's Wife and Reservation Road.

Serena not only takes to the woods, but she also pushes her husband to commit more and more ruthless acts. When she learns she cannot bear a child, Serena sets out to murder the son her husband fathered illegitimately.

Angelina is currently shooting The Tourist with Johnny Depp and Aronofsky has just wrapped on his thriller Black Swan.

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