The second trailer for the Jennifer Lawrence spy/assassin thriller movie Red Sparrow is now online. Based on the 2013 book of the same name written by Jason Matthews and adapted for film by screenwriter Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, A Cure for Wellness), the movie reunites Jennifer Lawrence with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay - Part 1 & 2 director Francis Lawrence. Originally set for a November 2017 theatrical rollout, Red Sparrow was pushed back to March 2018 by 20th Century Fox and is now getting its marketing machine fully up and running, with just two months left before it hits the scene.
Lawrence stars in the film as a young ballerina named Dominika Egorova, who suffers a career-ending injury that sets her on a very different career path. A series of events thereafter leads Dominika to become a member of a secret Russian intelligence service. Given her years of intense mental and physical training as a dancer, Egorova takes quickly to the ways of the organization and becomes a Sparrow: a highly specialized spy/assassin that seduces their targets for information and kills them as needs be. However, everything changes for Dominika after she crosses paths with CIA agent Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton) and the pair develop mutual feelings for one another, prompting the Russian spy to give serious though to becoming a double agent.
The second theatrical trailer for Red Sparrow has now been officially released online by 20th Century. Check it out in the space above!
Joining Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton as members of the Red Sparrow cast are such names as Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons (Justice League), as well as Irons' Oscar-nominated Assassin's Creed costar Charlotte Rampling. Also costarring in the film are Joely Richardson (Emerald City), Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Mary-Louise Parker (Mr. Mercedes), and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones).
The last few years have been bumpy for Jennifer Lawrence as far as the reception and box office returns for her starring vehicles are concerned. Neither the sci-fi drama/romance Passengers (which Lawrence costarred in with Chris Pratt) nor the X-Men film X-Men: Apocalypse were well received critically in 2016, while her turn in Darren Aronofsky's mother! last year has failed to bring Lawrence much attention this awards season. 2018, however, could be a different story, between Lawrence's intriguing turn in Red Sparrow and her return to the X-Men movie franchise with this fall's X-Men: Dark Phoenix, where Lawrence reprises her role as Mystique.
Source: 20th Century Fox
- Red Sparrow (2018) release date: Mar 02, 2018