Why Red Sparrow is Jennifer Lawrence's riskiest role yet
- Author: Kyle Peterson Mar 03, 2018,
Mar 03, 2018, 3:15
But for long stretches it is also a frustratingly shallow and formulaic one. [Takes another drink] And then I was flirting with Larry David all night, but it was very one-sided.
"Look, I wasn't sure she was going to want to do the movie", Francis Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer) said. An easy mistake to make, given she spends much of Red Sparrow naked or semi-naked, while fully dressed men leer at her. That's why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons.
Red Sparrow, costing a net $69 million to produce, was originally set to hit theaters in April 2017.
Red Sparrow is the film you turn on around midnight, watch 15-20 minutes of, fall asleep, and forget about by the time you wake up the next morning.
Of course, Lawrence did end up with a YA juggernaut of her own in The Hunger Games, even if it did mean giving up the under-the-radar status she had been lucky to enjoy. She is shaped under the guidance of an icy headmistress played brilliantly by Charlotte Rampling.
"Red Sparrow" has already shocked critics and audiences alike with its daring violence and nudity. With every detail enhanced by IMAX's digital re-mastering, you will be sure to seize every feature of the film - from its bursts of action, sultry scenes, to its heart breaking moments, IMAX is created to make your movie bigger and better. Don't put any political weight on it. This time out, Bruce Willis plays the leading man.
During her interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jennifer kicked off her high heels as she got comfortable on the couch, and brazenly declared "haters" were not welcome at screenings of her spy thriller Red Sparrow, which has received less-than-positive reviews from critics.
With a talent like Lawrence attached, I expected more. But I also really challenged myself in ways that I never really had before. While she made an independent decision to be part of the movie, fully aware of what that entailed, Lawrence is aware that not all women in the industry are truly free to make the choice that is right for them.