At a bustling New York City movie theater, invitees gathered for the U.S. premiere of Red Sparrow, a new film starring Jennifer Lawrence. Red Sparrow follows the expedition of a young Russian ballerina turned spy, played by Lawrence, who is trained to seduce and manipulate an American spy played by Joel Edgerton. It’s an action movie filled with double-crosses, European exoticism, car chases, and impeccable style. Equal parts femme fatale and black widow, Lawrence uses her sexuality to conquer her enemies. While the movie is a serious, edge-of-your-seat thriller, the red carpet was all cheers and levity.
As guests collected their bags of popcorn and sauntered toward their seats, movie stars like Lawrence, Edgerton in Brunello Cucinelli, and Mary-Louise Parker in Adrian stepped onto the red carpet. Also in attendance was the movie’s director, Francis Lawrence. On why he decided to take on Red Sparrow, he explained, “I fell in love with the character Dominika. I am very attracted to lonely characters and isolated journeys. I also love survival stories, and though the spy genre is a very well-worn genre, I think that they tend to often be very political, or mission and action-based.