New Trailer: ‘Red Sparrow,’ With Jennifer Lawrence


Jennifer Lawrence in the trailer for “Red Sparrow.”

20th Century Fox

After taking a creative flying leap with the director Darren Aronofsky’s divisive “Mother!,” Jennifer Lawrence looks likely to land on safer commercial ground with “Red Sparrow.” The spy thriller reunites the star with Francis Lawrence, who directed the final three installments of her hugely successful “Hunger Games” franchise and puts her back in the action arena where she has scored with a trio of “X-Men” films.

Based on a novel by Jason Matthews, “Red Sparrow” casts Ms. Lawrence as Dominika Egorova, a Russian ballerina forced to become a student at the Sparrow School, which trains young people to seduce and betray enemy operatives. When she develops feelings for one of her targets, a C.I.A. agent (Joel Edgerton), she is tempted to become a traitor to Mother Russia.