Francis Lawrence To Tackle “Red Sparrow”

“The Hunger Games” sequel director Francis Lawrence is reportedly eyeing the spy thriller film “Red Sparrow” as his next directorial effort.

Based on the Jason Matthews novel and set in contemporary Russia, the story follows a female state intelligence officer drafted against her will to become a ‘Sparrow,’ a trained seductress in the service. She is soon assigned a first-tour CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence.

The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of deception and sexual attraction. She then seeks revenge against her soulless masters, whilst helping the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington.

Eric Warren Singer adapted the script and Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch will produce. Darren Aronofsky and David Fincher were previously linked as potential helmers for the project.

Source: Deadline