Director David Fincher and Rooney Mara might re-team for “Red Sparrow”
According to Deadline, Fox is about to sign the dotted line to hire Eric Warren Singer (“American Hustle”) to adapt the Jason Matthews espionage book “Red Sparrow.”
The studio has director David Fincher and actress Rooney Mara circling with hopes of re-teaming on the project for the first time since “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
The story is set in present-day Russia, and Mara would play Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova, who struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress in the art of ‘sexpionage,’ Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole.
The two begin a relationship that puts both of them, and a network of spies, in grave danger. Dominika winds up seeking revenge against her soulless masters, and living a fatal double life after she is recruited by the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington.