Magnolia has released the first Serena clip online, and it gives a bit of a hint as to why the movie has sat on a shelf for so long despite starring two of Hollywood’s hottest actors, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. They play Serena and George Pemberton, newlyweds trying to build a timber empire. The business takes off thanks to Serena’s ability and ambition, but when she uncovers the truth of George’s past, it threatens the stability of their marriage and business. While I enjoy hearing Bradley Cooper talk about mahogany as the next guy, this clip is passionate scene without much passion, except when they kiss and the handheld camera swooshes around like it’s trying to get a better shot.
Hit the jump to check out the Serena clip. The movie also stars Sam Reid, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, and Sean Harris, and will premiere at the London Film Festival before opening in the U.K. on October 24th. Serena hits VOD in the U.S. on February 26, 2015 and will open in theaters on March 27th