Angelina Jolie and Darren Aronofsky team for Serena March 1, 2010 Is Jolie teaming with The Wrestler helmer for Serena:A Novel? Angelina Jolie and Darren Aronofsky are in discussions to adapt Ron Rash’s 2008 novel “Serena: A Novel.” Set in the rugged mountains of 1929 North Carolina, “Serena” follows a man named George Pemberton and his new bride, Serena, as they create a timber empire. 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. The project would be a starring vehicle for Jolie, while Aronofsky would direct. Chris Kyle (Alexander, K-19: The Widowmaker) wrote the screenplay. Jolie is currently shooting The Tourist with Johnny Depp.