|Directed by||:||Francis Lawrence||Produced by||:||Peter Chernin, Steven Zaillian, Jenno Topping||Based on||:||Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews||Starring||:||Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling||Production companies||:||TSG Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment||Country||:||United States||Language||:||English|
Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Justin Haythe, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Jason Matthews. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons. It tells the story of a Russian intelligence officer who is sent to make contact with a CIA agent in the hope of discovering the identity of a mole.
Red Sparrow premiered at Newseum in Washington, D.C. on February 15, 2018, and was released in the United States on March 2, 2018. The film has grossed $120 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics, who described it as having "more style than substance", criticizing the film's length and over-reliance on graphic violence and sex, but praising Jennifer Lawrence's performance.