The “honey trap” has long been a staple in spy fiction for nearly a century. The femme fatale trained in the art of seduction acting as a double agent vs. the aloof, professional spy whose only weakness is a great pair of legs or eyes or nostrils or whatever. Red Sparrow, based on the novel of the same name by veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews, brings this kind of film noir tale into the modern day: Jennifer Lawrence will play Russian intelligence officer Dominkia Egorova, who becomes a sort of reluctant Mata Hari and is assigned to an American CIA agent. The Hunger Games’ Francis Lawrence is directing, and the film just cast Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts.
The Battlestar Galactica movie has been in the works for a long, long time, and it’s been quite a while since we received an update on the big screen version of the classic sci-fi series. But today brings some frakkin’ good news for BSG fans, as Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence is reportedly circling the project, which has tapped Westworld scribe Lisa Joy to pen a new draft of the screenplay.
With The Hunger Games franchise coming to an end, Catching Fire and Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence has been lining up some ambitious new projects. In addition to re-teaming with Lionsgate for a franchise based on The Odyssey, Lawrence is also working on an adaptation of Red Sparrow, which may see him reuniting with Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence.