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Red Sparrow Trailer #2: Jennifer Lawrence Is an Assassin on the Run

09 January 2018

The new trailer for the film also incorporates footage of Charlotte Rampling as the head of the Sparrow School and Jeremy Irons as a Russian general who informs Dominika, "You are better at this than any of us".

The synopsis of the film reads: "When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future". After much torture and the "sadistic training process" of the Sparrow School, Dominika comes out the most unsafe Sparrow the school has ever produced.

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Joel Edgerton, meanwhile, plays an American CIA agent who embarks on an affair with her - but may also be targeted by her, or could possibly be looking to defect.

Based on the book by former Central Intelligence Agency officer Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow reunites Jennifer Lawrence with her Hunger Games director, Francis Lawrence with Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons, and Mary Louise Parker rounding out the cast.

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Jennifer Lawrence must have liked working with director Francis Lawrence on the last three Hunger Games movies, because they quickly reunited for another movie based on a bestselling book, this one being Jason Matthews' 2013 spy novel Red Sparrow. The first trailer for Red Sparrow dropped back in September. See the poster below.

"One of the things that drew me into the story, is that it really is a personal story for a character, which I think is pretty rare in terms of the spy genre", Lawrence tells IGN. Or tend to be much more, kind of, plot-driven, and less personal and personal dilemma driven. That said, the trailer seems to cast her allegiances in doubt and there may not be anyone who is willing to trust this Sparrow, so she'll have to find her own way to survive. Powerful people recruit her and force her to undergo rigorous training.

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Red Sparrow Trailer #2: Jennifer Lawrence Is an Assassin on the Run