|Directed by||:||Francis Lawrence||Produced by||:||Peter Chernin Steven Zaillian Jenno Topping David Ready||Based on||:||Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews||Starring||:||Jennifer Lawrence Joel Edgerton||Production company||:||TSG Entertainment Chernin Entertainment||Distributed by||:||20th Century Fox|
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 an ensemble cast made up of 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 $82 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics, who called it "more style than substance", criticizing the film's length and over-reliance on graphic violence and sex, but praised Jennifer Lawrence's performance