Since Black Widow has been taking her sweet time, we’re more than happy to introduce film’s newest kick-ass femme fatale: Red Sparrow. In the upcoming thriller, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Prima ballerina Dominika Egorova, who turns to a secret intelligence training school after an injury leaves her unable to dance. At Sparrow School, she’s taught to be a human weapon. Strong of mind and body, she emerges from the so-called “sadistic” program a new woman ready to fight.
From the trailer alone, we note Red Sparrow isn’t intended for the fragile. Lawrence’s Egorova gives off fairly strong Girl with the Dragon Tattoo vibes while channeling the no nonsense savagery of Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde.
As some viewers pointed out, Egorova is also reminiscent of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.
“Wait, isn’t this basically Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ character with a R rated twist?” said one YouTube commenter.
Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Red Sparrow’ Might Give Marvel’s Black Widow a Run for Her Money
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Starring alongside Lawrence are Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons. Francis Lawrence, best known for Hunger Games, will direct.
Check out the trailer below.