In a lot of ways, Red Sparrow looks like the Black Widow stand alone origin films that a lot of Marvel fans have been wanting, but will probably never get. The film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian spy who gets entangled with an American operative played by Joel Edgerton is set to hit theaters on March 2nd and it reunites the X-Men actor with Francis Lawrence, her director on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Joining them for the adventure is a cast that features Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, and Mary-Louise Parker.
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.