Though Lionsgate is undoubtedly scrambling to find a director for the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire before production begins this fall, star Jennifer Lawrence is currently busy shooting the thriller Serena. The first image from the film, featuring Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, has been released along with the announcement that production has commenced in Prague. The pic is an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Ron Rash novel about George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence), a 1930s newlywed couple who travel to North Carolina to seize control of the timber industry. Infidelity and infertility leads Serena to plot the murder of George’s illegitimate son while attempting to keep their timber land from being taken by the government.
Hit the jump to check out the image and full press release. Directed by Susanne Bier (In a Better World) the film also stars Toby Jones and Rhys Ifans.