Watch Jennifer Lawrence in the Red Sparrow trailer

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January 9, 2018

Red Sparrow will hit American theaters on March 2. Directed by Francis Lawrence, Red Sparrow stars Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons. Lawrence's mother! director Darren Aronofsky also at one time circled the project.

In the story, Egorova suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future.

A attractive young woman with considerable ballerina training is transformed by her nefarious Russian superiors (through a covert-ops program) to be a world-class assassin and spy. Brutal training subsequently shapes Dominika into the most risky operative the service has ever produced.

The film is based on a 2013 novel of the same name by Jason Matthews, and revolves around a Russian woman (Lawrence) who is forced into the life of a "Sparrow", which essentially appears to be a secret agent/sleeper agent designed for exactly the kinds of missions you'd expect to involve a handsome young woman: Seducing generals, attending swanky soirees, occasional assassinations. But soon she soon must reconcile the person she was and the power she now commands with everything she cares about at risk - including an American CIA agent (Edgerton) who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

"Red Sparrow" is based on the book by the same name by Jason Matthews.

"They gave me a choice: die or become a Sparrow", her character explains. Her response: "I'll find a way". That brief description as it happens could also easily apply to Hunger Games, the franchise that made Lawrence a star.

Just because Red Sparrow follows the recent trend of female-led action movies, audiences are quick to compare them against each other - something that isn't usually done for the millions of similar male action movies.

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