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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 officer in the hope of discovering the identity of a mole. Matthews, a former member of the CIA, advised the production on the depiction of spying. Based on historic Soviet sexpionage and contemporary Russian use of kompromat, filming took place in Hungary, Slovakia and Austria. Red Sparrow premiered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on February 15, 2018, and was released in the United States on March 2, 2018. The film grossed $151 million worldwide, becoming a modest box-office success, and received mixed reviews from critics, who described it as having "more style than substance" and criticized the film's long running time and over-reliance on graphic violence and sex, while praising Jennifer Lawrence's performance. Plot In modern-day Russia, beautiful Dominika Egorova is a famous ballerina who supports her ill mother. Following a career-ending injury, Dominika is approached by her uncle Ivan, the Deputy Director of SVR. She is tasked with seducing Dimitry Ustinov, a Russian gangster, in exchange for her mother's continued medical care. Meeting at a bar, the two go to Ustinov's private room, where he rapes her. During this act, he is killed by Sergei Matorin, an SVR operative authorized by Ivan. Ivan offers Dominika a choice: become an SVR operative, or be executed for witnessing Ustinov's assassination. Nate Nash is a CIA operative working in Moscow. While meeting with an asset in Gorky Park, they are confronted by the police. Nash creates a diversion to ensure his asset, a mole in Russian ranks code-named Marble, escapes unidentified. Nash is reassigned back to the U.S. but insists he is the only person with whom Marble will work. Since he cannot return to Russia, he is assigned to Budapest to reestablish contact with Marble, which the SVR also deduce. Dominika is sent to State School 4, a brutal specialist training school for "Sparrows"—SVR operatives capable of seducing their targets with sexpionage. Dominika excels in her training, despite some friction with her trainer, known only as the Matron. Against the Matron's recommendation, Ivan and General Korchnoi decide that Dominika is ready for an assignment in Budapest—to gain Nash's trust and expose Marble's identity. In Budapest, Dominika lives with another sparrow named Marta Yelenova, and is supervised by SVR station chief Maxim Volontov. Dominika makes contact with Nash, who quickly determines she is a Russian intelligence operative and attempts to convince her to defect. Dominika inspects Marta's room and realizes that Marta has been assigned to buy classified intelligence from Stephanie Boucher, the chief of staff to a U.S. Senator. When Ivan pressures Dominika about her slow progress with Nash, Dominika claims to be helping Marta with Boucher as well. Marta is brutally killed by the SVR for apparently sharing her classified mission with Dominika and to warn Dominika what will happen to her if she fails. Dominika contacts Nash, agrees to become a double agent in exchange for protection for her and her mother, and has sex with him. Under Russian orders, Dominika travels to London with Volontov to meet Boucher and complete the trade, but covertly switches out the intelligence Boucher supplies with CIA-supplied disinformation. When she leaves the meeting, Boucher realizes that she is being observed by American intelligence agents; she panics, backs into traffic, and is struck and killed. Russian agents observing Boucher realize their mission has been compromised. Suspected of tipping off the Americans, Dominika and Volontov are recalled to Moscow where they are tortured and interrogated for days. Volontov is executed, but Dominika's claims of innocence are eventually believed by Ivan, and she is allowed to return to Budapest to continue her original mission of extracting Marble's identity from Nash. Instead, she convinces Nash to relocate her and her mother to America. After spending the night with Nash, Dominika awakes to find him being tortured by Matorin for Marble's identity. She initially assists Matorin with torturing Nash until Matorin lowers his guard and she kills him, but is badly injured while doing so. She wakes in a hospital where General Vladimir Korchnoi, a high-ranking official working with Ivan, reveals himself as Marble. He explains that he was initially patriotic, but became disillusioned by Russia's corruption. He fears he will be caught soon and, instead of dying in vain, instructs Dominika to expose his identity to Ivan. Doing so would make her a national hero, and allow her to replace him as a mole passing critical intelligence to the CIA. But when Dominika contacts her superiors, she frames Ivan as the mole instead, using evidence she had been fabricating since she first arrived in Hungary, and blaming him for the botched exchange in London. Ivan is killed and Dominika is honored in a Russian military ceremony attended by Korchnoi. Back in Russia, Dominika lives with her mother, and receives a phone call from an unknown person who plays Grieg's piano concerto, which she previously had told Nash was the piece to which she danced her first solo performance. Cast Production Development After Jason Matthews' book Red Sparrow was published in 2013, 20th Century Fox purchased the film rights, and signed Francis Lawrence to direct. Matthews said the idea of "sparrows" and a "sparrow school" was based on State School 4 in the Soviet Union, though Russian "sexpionage" is now done by women contracted outside of spy agencies. The Russian concept of kompromat was also influential. Francis worked on adapting Matthews' book in 2015, and has said that at the time, he had reservations about the timelines of a Cold War story.Screenwriter Justin Haythe reduced the number of narrators and shifting perspectives in the novel, concentrating on Dominika. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who appears in the novel, was also cut from the adaptation, due to Francis Lawrence's belief that it would be a distraction to have an actor play the highly public figure.Matthews, who said he based his book on his experiences in the CIA, was also hired as technical advisor, to supervise the accuracy of the depiction of espionage. He had the Gorky Park scene rewritten to depict espionage methods more accurately. Casting Francis Lawrence presented the screenplay to Jennifer Lawrence, who accepted the part. She stated she admired the character and his direction, with her sole point of hesitation being the "really sexual" nature of the character. They met to discuss the nude scenes. In 2014, Jennifer Lawrence had private nude photos s.... Discover the Dominika Best popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Dominika Best books.

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J. Robert KennedyNovember 28, 2018$0.99

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Jude DeverauxApril 26, 2002$1.99

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Jennifer WeinerMay 11, 2021$7.99

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Hannah McKinnonJune 15, 2021$2.99

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Eva DevonFebruary 9, 2021$0.99

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Barbara DelinskyJuly 13, 1999$1.99

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Lauren BlakelyAugust 3, 2021$4.99

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Taylor Jenkins ReidJune 13, 2017$13.99

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Mark R. LevinJuly 13, 2021$14.99

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Mandy RobothamJuly 6, 2021$1.99

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Georgia HunterFebruary 14, 2017$1.99

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Mary KubicaJuly 28, 2015$1.99

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David BaldacciNovember 16, 2021$14.99

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Emily HenryMay 11, 2021$9.99

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Nisha VoraJune 18, 2019$1.99

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Stephen KingMay 1, 1990$1.99

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Alexa RileyAugust 2, 2021$2.99

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Colleen HooverAugust 5, 2014$10.99

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Megan AbbottAugust 3, 2021$14.99

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Frank HerbertSeptember 1, 1975$9.99

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Stuart WoodsAugust 3, 2021$14.99

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Tiffany McDanielAugust 18, 2020$1.99

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Karin SlaughterJuly 20, 2021$14.99

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Lisa HugheyNovember 4, 2019$0.99

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B.R. SpanglerDecember 14, 2020$0.99

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Miranda Cowley HellerJuly 6, 2021$13.99

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Carol Leonnig & Philip RuckerJuly 20, 2021$15.99

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Daniel SilvaJuly 13, 2021$14.99

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Colleen HooverAugust 2, 2016$11.99

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Rozlan Mohd NoorMarch 16, 2021$1.99

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Alexander VindmanAugust 3, 2021$13.99

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Tammy AndresenJanuary 19, 2021$0.99

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Taylor Jenkins ReidJune 1, 2021$13.99

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Matt HaigSeptember 29, 2020$12.99

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Annika MartinApril 28, 2020$0.99

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Mark MansonSeptember 13, 2016$12.99

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Sandra BrownAugust 3, 2021$14.99

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Stephen KingAugust 3, 2021$14.99

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Abbi GlinesAugust 1, 2021$4.99

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Shari LapenaJuly 27, 2021$14.99

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Delia OwensAugust 14, 2018$12.99

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Laura DaveMay 4, 2021$13.99

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Stacey AlabasterDecember 27, 2019$0.99

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Brad ThorJuly 20, 2021$14.99

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