In anticipation for their first big release of 2018, 20th Century Fox has released two exclusive clips for Francis Lawrence’s upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence stars as a young Ballerina Dominika Egorova. Dominika and her mother are facing an uncertain future after a career-ending injury, until she is recruited by a secret intelligence service known as Red Sparrow, where she trains to use her body and mind as a weapon.
I’ve become quite excited for this movie over the last week or two, specifically after a few critic reviews came out. I wasn’t sure what type of film it would be from the beginning, but as more and more has been revealed, it seems that director Francis Lawrence wasn’t handcuffed as he was with his Hunger Games movies. We get to see spy movies every year with franchises like James Bond, Mission: Impossible, John Wick and even the occasional Marvel movie, but this is a completely different animal. It’s more in the vein of Atomic Blonde, and everyone knows how much I enjoyed the total brutality of that one.
The spy world is a harsh world, very harsh world, and hopefully Red Sparrow captures it exactly how it should be on screen. I’ve read multiple quotes basically calling it a “R-rated Black Widow” movie, and if that’s actually the case, then I’m totally in.
Check out the trio of new clips for the movie below, and after doing so, leave your thoughts in the comments! Are you sold on Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian spy? How does the movie look? Are you hoping for hard R? Also starring Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mary-Louise Parker, Charlotte Rampling, Ciarán Hinds and Jeremy Irons, Red Sparrow is released this Friday on March 2nd.