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Latest ‘Red Sparrow’ Trailer digs into the Sparrow School

What's a Sparrow anyway?

20th Century FOX released another trailer for “Red Sparrow” this weekend, hoping to hype up future moviegoers before the film’s big spring debut. The suspense-thriller is set to release in theaters on March 2, 2018, and you can get another look at the project thanks to the recent “They Call Them Sparrows” trailer below.

In the film Jennifer Lawrence plays the role of Dominika Egorova, a devoted daughter and prima ballerina who suffers a career-ending injury. Soon after, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future, and the once-famous dancer finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School. The school is part of 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.

Francis Lawrence, who also directed Jennifer Lawrence in the films “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 and 2,” as well as “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” directed this film from a screenplay written by Justin Haythe. The film itself was based on the novel written by Jason Matthews, and produced by Peter Chernin, Steve Zaillian, Jenno Topping, and David Ready. Joining Jennifer Lawrence in the cast are Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons. Lawrence is coming off her latest release “mother!,” which was not well received in theaters. The thriller, which was written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, was still a financial success bringing in almost $18M domestically and over $44M worldwide.

“Red Sparrow” will have some interesting competition on opening weekend. The spy-thriller is set to open against “Death Wish,” starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Kimberly Elise, and Mike Epps. Eli Roth (The Green Inferno, Inglourious Basterds, Knock Knock) directed the remake, which again is based on the novel by Brian Garfield. Older readers might remember the original, which featured Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, and Vincent Gardenia.

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