Joel Edgerton Joins Jennifer Lawrence In Francis Lawrence’s Spy Flick ‘Red Sparrow’

Aug 4, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter has word that Joel Edgerton (The Thing, The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty) will play a CIA agent in the Russian spy flick Red Sparrow starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian intelligence officer and based on the novel by Jason Matthews.

The story, an adaptation of the Jason Matthews’ espionage novel, follows a Russian intelligence officer (Lawrence) who is ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, and to operate against a young CIA agent who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole.

Jennifer’s Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence will be directing the film.


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