‘Red Sparrow’ Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence Is a Black Widow
If you head to the theater this weekend to see mother!, I suspect you might catch a glimpse of the trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s next thriller, which was just released online. It’s called Red Sparrow, and in it Lawrence plays a Russian “sparrow,” trained to seduce and manipulate on the orders of her masters in Russian intelligence. She’s kind of like Black Widow, if Black Widow never reformed and got a crush on Mark Ruffalo.
The trailer gives you the premise, but not much in the way of a plot. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Red Sparrow, which is directed by Francis Lawrence (no relation), opens in theaters on March 2, 2018.