New ‘Red Sparrow’ trailer + poster

JLaw goes Red.

After letting a fireball loose on audiences last year with Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, Jennifer Lawrence returns to more conventional but probably not universal appeal with the spy thriller Red Sparrow, reuniting her with Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence based off the novel by ex-CIA operative Jason Matthews. First up, here’s the first official poster, showcasing a rather bold red styling and Lawrence’s face slight obfuscated:

And the trailer itself, provided by the UK division of Fox:

Here’s a synopsis:

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
I keep flip flopping on this film and it’s frustrating. On one hand, it’s a female led R rated thriller written by the guy who did A Cure For Wellness (having Joel Edgeton in the cast isn’t a bad thing either) but on the other hand, some other marketing material I’ve seen seems to imply it’s yet another “THEY MADE HER A WEAPON. THEY’LL REGRET THAT” crap we had to deal with last year with Ghost In The Shell. Here’s hoping the former wins out more than the latter.
Red Sparrow comes out on the 2nd of March.