Kendall Ashley
Updated Feb 05, 2018 @ 2:24 pm
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Jennifer Lawrence’s new spy thriller, Red Sparrow, dropped a trailer during the 2018 Super Bowl. From the looks of it, this movie is such exciting, new ground for Lawrence, and we can’t wait to see how she tackles this new, kickass role. While this isn’t the first Red Sparrow trailer to be released, this one focuses pretty heavily on Lawrence’s character, Dominika Egorova.

Dominika is a former ballerina who gets mixed up into the world of Russian espionage after agreeing to a job that would get her mother the life-saving treatment she needs. The mission gets out of hand, and Dominika is faced with a choice: be killed on the spot or become a “sparrow,” and essentially turn her body into a weapon.

It’s a badass story, and some have even been calling the film the Black Widow movie that we’ve been asking for for ages (which, BTW, it looks like we will actually and finally get). While Red Sparrow is a compelling spy thriller in its own right, it does have elements that we love from Natasha Romanoff’s — aka Black Widow — story.

But back to the Red Sparrow trailer…

It’s clear as day that Jennifer Lawrence does a great job bringing the badass Dominika to life in this out-of-control situation she finds herself in. We’re so excited to see more female-led thrillers, action flicks, and sci-fi films like Proud Mary, Atomic Blonde, and Annihilation, and we think Red Sparrow is going to fit in with those amazing women and projects just fine.

Red Sparrow, also starring Joel Edgerton, is based on a book by the same name by Jason Matthews and is actually a part of a trilogy. It’s not clear how closely the film sticks to the books, or if there’ll be a Red Sparrow franchise. Either way, we’re excited to see J. Law’s new female-led spy thriller.