Jennifer Lawrence reunites with her The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 director Francis Lawrence for Red Sparrow. The spy thriller, based on the book by Jason Matthews, just debuted its first trailer. In addition to Lawrence, the cast includes Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons.
Justin Haythe adapted the book for the screen and Peter Chernin, Steve Zaillian, Jenno Topping produced. 20th Century Fox is aiming for a March 2, 2018 theatrical release.
The Red Sparrow Plot: 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.