VIDEO: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in new trailer for Serena

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Things are getting darker for Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

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The hot screen duo, who starred in Oscar nominated films Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle together star in Serena, a depression-era film which deals with power, love, and ambition.

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The first trailer for the hotly anticipated third film from the duo has been released, and it dives deeper into the characters' back story.

Academy Award nominee Bradley plays George Pemberton, a timber magnate in the mountains of North Carolina, towards the end of the 1920s.

He falls wildly in love with Jennifer’s Serena, a wild, ambitious, and bold woman who shocks the locals.

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The newlyweds make big plans for the business but all isn’t quite as it seems in the Pemberton’s household, with illegitimate children, murders, and obsession threatening to bring their lives down around them.

As well as a star-studded lead, the film, an adaptation of Ron Rash’s novel, also casts Sam Reid, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and Sean Harris in supporting roles.

Three new posters also display the films taglines: "Some love can never let you go", while Jennifer’s tagline reads: "Love at any cost", and Bradley’s: "Love has it’s price".

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After several years in post-production the film will premiere this October at the London Film Festival, where we named it one of our 10 must-see films, and will be on general release on 24 October.

Full synopsis:

North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s - George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man's life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George's hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton's passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.

Reuniting Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence and Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper on screen, SERENA boasts an incredible supporting cast in Sam Reid, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and Sean Harris.