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Jennifer Lawrence Dominates Red Sparrow Trailer Without a Word

While all the talk surrounding Jennifer Lawrence right now is for her riveting turn in Darren Aronofsky’s wild Mother!, 20th Century Fox has reminded us she’s got another big film coming out soon. In the first official trailer for Red Sparrow, directed by her Hunger Games collaborator, Francis Lawrence, Lawrence doesn’t say a word—and she doesn’t have to. Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a prima ballerina who also happens to be one of Russia’s most lethal intelligence officers. 

Red Sparrow is based on the book by Jason Matthews, and it offers Lawrence a chance to play a character who is unlikely to experience every point along the spectrum of emotion (Lawrence is often tasked with playing characters going through extremes—just look at her role in Mother!), but rather a calculated, cool, and deadly femme fatale. 

Lawrence’s Dominika is part of Russia’s sparrow program, a group of beautiful and deadly agents who are trained to use everything at their disposal to seduce, and likely kill, their chosen targets. Without a word, Lawrence commands this trailer completely.

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.​

Joining Lawrence are Joel Edgerton, Ciarán  Hinds, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons. Red Sparrow hits theaters on March 2, 2018.

Featured image: Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow. Courtesy 20th Century Fox

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