Jennifer Lawrence is busy dividing audiences in cinemas this weekend with mother!, a movie that some say is too mainstream for the art crowd, but too arty for the mainstream crowd, resulting in a lot of viewers genuinely hating it, despite a decent critical reception.
Next year she’ll also be seen in a slightly different role, as a Russian spy in Red Sparrow, which reteams her with Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence.
Here’s the sysopsis: ‘Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is drafted against her will to become a “sparrow,” a trained seductress in the Russian security service. Dominika learns to use her body as a weapon, but struggles to maintain her sense of self during the dehumanizing training process. Finding her power in an unfair system, she emerges as one of the program’s strongest assets. Her first target is Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), a CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive infiltration of Russian intelligence. The two young operatives fall into a spiral of attraction and deception, which threatens their careers, allegiances and the security of both countries.
‘Based on the book by former CIA officer Jason Matthews, “Red Sparrow” reunites Jennifer Lawrence with her “Hunger Games” director, Francis Lawrence with Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons, and Mary Louise Parker rounding out the cast.’
The film is due out March 2018. [Read more…]