Joel Edgerton Joining J-Law In “Red Sparrow”

Joel Edgerton is early talks to star opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the Francis Lawrence-directed espionage thriller “Red Sparrow” for Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.

An adaptation of the Jason Matthews’ novel, Lawrence plays a Russian intelligence officer ordered against her will to become a a trained seductress, and to set her sights on a young CIA agent who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole.

Garrett Basch and Steven Zaillian are producing. Edgerton stars in potential awards contender “Loving” which opens later this year and is attached to David Ayer’s “Bright” at Netflix.

Source: THR