20th Century Fox released an action-packed full trailer for Jennifer Lawrence‘s upcoming Russian assassin spy thriller Red Sparrow. I am seeing a new John Wick trend in the movies now, I have seen Atomic Blonde and now another super-spy thriller, I think this new trend is here to stay. The new trailer is packed with new footage, some of which shows some of the serious training that her character has to go through to transform into a powerful and lethal killing machine.
There is a lot of talk about this movie looks like a Black Widow’s origin story. I have to say there are some similarities. We may not be getting a Black Widow movie from Marvel in the near future, but we are getting this and it looks good, I love spy movies and this one looks like a brilliant one.
The film is based on the book by Jason Matthews and here’s the synopsis:
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.
Red Sparrow hits theaters on March 2, 2018.