Jennifer Lawrence Goes Undercover for Russians in First ‘Red Sparrow’ Trailer (Video)

Drama from “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence opens March 2, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence re-teams with Francis Lawrence, the director who helmed the final three “Hunger Games” films, in the first trailer for their latest collaboration, “Red Sparrow.” 20th Century Fox released the trailer Thursday, a day before Lawrence’s arthouse horror film “mother!” opens.

In “Red Sparrow,” Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a prima ballerina seemingly sabotaged with an injury by another performer in her dance company. Not wanting to let her able body and dramatic versatility go to waste, the Russian government recruits her as a spy.

Lawrence sports multiple looks and wigs in the short preview, channeling Charlize Theron in “Atomic Blonde” at one point. Charlotte Rampling also features in the trailer as a tough-looking instructor, as does Joel Edgerton, who seems to have a big role. Joining them along for the ride are Matthias Schoenaerts, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons.

The film is based on the book of the same name by Jason Matthews  and boasts a screenplay by Justin Haythe.

Read 20th Century Fox’s full synopsis for “Red Sparrow” below:

Dominika Egorova is many things. 

A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. 

A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. 

A master of seductive and manipulative combat.

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.


Watch the trailer above. “Red Sparrow” opens March 2, 2018.