The first full-length trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s latest spy thriller, Red Sparrow, is here — and from the looks of it, we’re about to see a Jennifer Lawrence we’ve never seen before. While we’ve certainly seen the Oscar-winning actress kick butt and take names before, for Red Sparrow she’s taking the femme fatale game to the next level. Russian accents? Beating people up in showers? Ballet?? Sign us up.
In the movie, Lawrence plays a Russian prima ballerina named Dominika Egorova. After she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are faced with a lifetime of hardship and poverty — but there might be an out for the two of them, it just might cost Dominika her life. When she’s given the opportunity to train with the covert organization called the “Sparrow School,” Dominika feels like she has no option other than to work for them.
Things get pretty crazy for Dominika from there as she becomes one of their best agents, and she must figure out who she is in this new covert life, and who she can trust.
She’s still no stranger to action, thanks to her Hunger Games and X-Men days, but this film is very different from everything else we’ve seen from Lawrence. This dark, gritty action film is definitely uncharted territory for the actor.
With films like Atomic Blonde and the upcoming Proud Mary, it’s exciting to see more and more female-led action movies. We can’t wait to get a closer look into this film. Happily, we don’t have to wait too long. Red Sparrow hits theaters on March 2nd.