Thursday, September 14, 2017

First trailer for Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence: Based on Edgar Award Winning Novel

It’s so hard not being a Jennifer Lawrence fan right now as her name is, once again, on everyone’s lips. There’s Mother, the Darren Aronovsky movie coming out this weekend, and now the just-released first trailer for Red Sparrrow, based on the espionage thriller by ex CIA operative Jason Matthews.
Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Lawrence plays the ‘sparrow’ trained against her will to be a seductress working as a Russian spy. I believe in the US we call them honey pots. As the world of Russian espionage is very much on most American minds at least, this sounds intriguing, even to me, the non J-Law fan. The cast includes Joel Edgerton as the CIA agent she seduces—in the novel, this is his first tour—with Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Ciaran Hinds, Charlotte Rampling and Mary Louise Parker (the latter two both women I love). Francis Lawrence who helmed three of the Hunger Games movies, directs.

As far as the book goes, it’s the first in a trilogy, followed by Palace of Treason and The Kremlin’s Candidate, so if the movie is a hit, expect sequels. Cleverly, the Edgar award winning author, includes a reference to a specific food in each chapter, with a recipe for it. So it’s a spy story for foodies. 
Take a look at the first trailer and let me know what you think.

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