While some may still prefer the original Swedish version, David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" was certainly a unique and beautifully shot film. Rooney Mara completely committed to the dark and interesting title role and the two made a memorable piece of cinema together. It's being reported that the director and star may reunite soon for a new project in the spy-thriller vein.
Titled "Red Sparrow", the project is close to locking "American Hustle" scribe Eric Warren Singer to pen the script. Darren Aronofsky was originally linked to direct but has since departed.
Based on the novel of the same name by Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow centers on two intelligence agents in modern-day Russia. If locked, Mara would play Russian spy Dominika Egorova, who must become a "Sparrow" who is trained in the art of seduction. She is instructed to use her skills against CIA officer Nathaniel Nash, who’s on an important assignment in Russia.
As it often goes with these types of tales, Dominika and Nathaniel begin to actually fall in love. Everything begins to fall apart as they must to decide who they can trust in this dangerous game of politics, spies and love.
Mara has a very intense on-screen presence and I have no doubt she would shine as a Russian spy and vixen. Fincher is no stranger to dark and mysterious properties and always adds his signature style to whatever he takes on. His next film "Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck, is another twisted book adaptation.
Hopefully the three players in question sign on and they can lock the male lead as well and get this one moving. It certainly sounds like it would be an interesting one with a ton of talent intact.
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