Filming is reportedly underway for the production of Red Sparrow for 20th Century Fox with none other than Hunger Games franchise co-helmer Francis Lawrence directing actress Jennifer Lawrence. She is joined by Academy Award-nominated Dutch actress Thekla Reuten along with actors Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Jeremy Irons.
Lawrence plays a Russian intelligence officer forced against her will to become a ‘Sparrow’ and assigned to operate against a first-tour CIA agent only for her mission to spiral into an impossible love affair fueled by her accidental double-life. The film hails from Jason Matthews’s espionage novel of the same name and adapted for the screen by Eric Warren Singer and later by Justin Haythe.
Chernin Entertainment is producing for the film’s November 10 release.