GWU Alum Ron Rash (’76) Prepares for His Book to Debut on Silver Screen

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“Serena” Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Ron Rash (’76) is continuing to receive accolades for his novels, short stories and poems.  His book “Serena” has been adapted as a major motion picture and is scheduled to hit the silver screen in September.

Academy Award winning director Susanne Bier directs the film and Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence stars in the title role.  Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper plays Serena’s husband. Rash recently sat down with representatives of Gardner-Webb University to discuss the evolution of the work that has caught the attention of the Hollywood elite.


The film is already getting early Oscar buzz and friends of Rash and fans of his work are eagerly awaiting this screen adaptation.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).