Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Russian "Red Sparrow"

According to internet reports, director Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan") will develop an adaptation of author Jason Matthews modern 'espionage' novel "Red Sparrow", for 20th Century Fox and producers Steven Zaillian and Garrett Basch :

" present-day Russia, ruled by 'President Vladimir Putin', born in the Year Of The Snake, Russian intelligence officer 'Dominika Egorova' struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a 'Sparrow', or trained 'seductress', Egorova is assigned to operate against 'Nathaniel Nash', a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole.

"As the action careens between Russia, Finland, Greece, Italy and the United States, Egorova and Nash soon collide in a duel of wills and passion that threatens their lives. As secret allegiances are made and broken, the couple reach a deadly crossroads. Soon one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC..."

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