Obviously, Black Widow's origin story of growing up in the Red Room and serving as a femme fatale didn't invent all of these plot points, but Red Sparrow certainly hits a lot of them.
This looks so intense - in the best way! In that series, two Russian super spies - who have been trained to act and speak like American-born citizens - infiltrate the U.S.in the 1980s and retrieve government secrets while ostensibly looking like a typical family.
Based on the book of the same name by former Central Intelligence Agency officer Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow reunites Lawrence with director Francis Lawrence, with Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons all also starring.
The movie focuses on a young Russian woman, Dominika (Lawrence), who joins the Sparrow program, a secret service that trains her into becoming a powerful weapon. It's directed by Hunger Games' Francis Lawrence, in case you needed another genre connection there. She excells during a training process described as "perverse and sadistic". Dominika will then encounter a C.I.A. agent, who tries to convince her he's the only one she can trust as the lives of everyone she cares about fall at risk.
Jennifer Lawrence has also shown herself to be interested in bringing multiple layers to her characters, so we shall see when the film opens in theaters on March 2, 2018.