If you were a fan of those hyper-stylized 90s sexual thrillers, films like Jade or Basic Instinct, then Red Sparrow looks to be right up your alley.
Jennifer Lawrence plays, for lack of a clearer term, a seductress and assassin. It sounds a little like Atomic Blonde, sure, but this trailer presents something altogether different. See for yourself:
“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.”
That is not what I expected when I hit play. This looks like something totally different for Jennifer Lawrence, and I am on board for it.
Red Sparrow also stars Joel Edgerton, Mary Louise-Parker, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling. It will hit theaters some time in 2018. Stay tuned.