Jennifer Lawrence has prior experience as a deadly infiltrator, playing Mystique in the X-Men films. She will be taking that knowledge with her into an upcoming role as Dominika Egorova, an officer with Russian intelligence, in the film Red Sparrow. Egorova was a prima ballerina that succumbed to an injury, putting her out of commission in the world of dance.
Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence will be directing Red Sparrow as well, which ensured a comfortable and familiar working environment for the actress.
Joel Edgerton will be playing an American CIA mole working to convince Lawrence’s character that he is the only trustworthy part of her life. These head games create thoughts of defection in the mind of Egorova.