Jennifer Lawrence stars as a Russian super-spy in the upcoming action-thriller Red Sparrow, directed by 3-time Hunger Games film director Francis Lawrence.
Lawrence plays a deadly Russian spy known as a ‘Sparrow’, whose mission is to seduce a CIA agent (played by Joel Edgerton) who handles the CIA’s secret intelligence into Russia – deception, espionage and double-crosses follow in classic spy-thriller style.
Lawrence re-teams with her multi-film Hunger Games director and the film also features a great cast that includes Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Jeremy Irons.
As far as the plot is concerned, Red Sparrow looks like your typical genre film, which can make for an entertaining product when handled correctly.
Francis Lawrence has shown that he can handle action-drama-thrillers well, so there’s no reason why this film won’t slot nicely in abundance of spy movies that have come before it.
The film should bring in the numbers based on Jennifer Lawrence’s star-power alone, and if it comes with a good story and some suspenseful action, then Red Sparrow could be come a surprise hit in 2018.
The film hits cinemas on 1 March 2018 in Australia, check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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