Angelina Jolie and Darren Aronofsky Team Up For “Serena”
Last week we reported that Angelina Jolie dropped out of Wanted 2 in favor of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (read that article here), well apparently that wasn’t a done deal, and many people are now saying that it isn’t going to happen. It now seems that she will be teaming up with the director of Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky, for an adaptation of “Serena: A Novel”.
Harper Collins synopsis:
The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains—but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband’s life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons’ intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.
Rash’s masterful balance of violence and beauty yields a riveting novel that, at its core, tells of love both honored and betrayed.
I think it may be time to start taking bets on which project Jolie will choose next. Personally, I think Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity sounds more interesting, but that is just me. Jolie has shown good judgment in the past, and I don’t think things will be changing now.