Jennifer Lawrence can be seen in theaters this weekend in a mother! of a movie, but fans can already look ahead to her next performance. The first Red Sparrow trailer has arrived with a look at the Oscar winner reuniting with her Hunger Games director, Francis Lawrence (no relation), to bring to life a master of seductive combat.
Lawrence portrays Dominika Egorova, a former prima ballerina who’s forced to give up her craft over a career-ending injury. As a daughter completely devoted to her mother with an uncertain future ahead of her, she’s manipulated into becoming a Red Sparrow, a young person trained to use her body and mind as weapons. Dominika emerges from this sadistic training process as the most dangerous Sparrow of them all.
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As Joel Edgerton’s voice is heard in the trailer, “they use everything” to execute their mission. Dominika will then encounter a C.I.A. agent, who tries to convince her he’s the only one she can trust as the lives of everyone she cares about fall at risk.
Justin Haythe, the screenwriter on A Cure for Wellness and The Lone Ranger, penned the screenplay for Red Sparrow, which is based on the book by author Jason Matthews. Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons also feature in the film.
Red Sparrow hits theaters on March 2, 2018. Watch the first, intense trailer above.