Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a Russian prima ballerina who is forced to join the country’s secret intelligence service, where she is brutally trained to become a master of seductive and manipulative combat. Things get complicated when she gets involved with Nathaniel Nash (Edgerton), an American CIA agent.
At least from the new trailer, this looks like it could be a taut, character-driven spy thriller. Lawrence and Edgerton are certainly strong leads to have, and they could have some juicy parts with what appears to be a twist-filled, tense narrative on offer. Fingers crossed director Francis Lawrence (the I Am Legend helmer reunites with Jennifer following The Hunger Games movies Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part 1 & 2) and screenwriter Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) deliver a strong adaptation of former CIA operative Jason Matthews’ bestseller.
Red Sparrow, which also stars Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, and Mary-Louise Parker, will open in the U.S on March 1 and arrives Down Under on March 2.
Synopsis for Red Sparrow:
Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat.
When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.