‘Trained to seduce and manipulate. Tease their bodies. Tease everything. Called them sparrows’.
The gruff tones of Joel Edgerton’s CIA operative Nathaniel Nash, enlightening us about the Moscow programme that sees Jennifer Lawrence’s Dominika drop the ballet dancing to be a kick-ass assassin, in the compelling new trailer for ‘Red Sparrow’.
Based on the book written by Jason Matthews, here Lawrence is reunited with director Francis Lawrence who helmed the later instalments of much-loved franchise The Hunger Games, as she stars alongside Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenearts.
With its chilly aesthetic and choice of setting, it will inevitably draw comparisons with the Atomic Blonde’s and John Wick’s of this world. Yet judging this latest look, we strongly suspect ‘Red Sparrow’ will have plenty of substance to stand out from its genre counterparts.
The film is released across the UK on 2nd March 2018.
Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is drafted against her will to become a “sparrow,” a trained seductress in the Russian security service. Dominika learns to use her body as a weapon, but struggles to maintain her sense of self during the dehumanizing training process. Finding her power in an unfair system, she emerges as one of the program’s strongest assets. Her first target is Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), a CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive infiltration of Russian intelligence. The two young operatives fall into a spiral of attraction and deception, which threatens their careers, allegiances and the security of both countries.