The thrilling tales of espionage, “Red Sparrow,” written by Jason Matthews could be seeing a big screen adaptation in the works by director Darren Aronofsky. Deadline has reported that the talented director is eyeing the project since its publication this past June.
The official plot synopsis is as follows:
In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika 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, Dominika and Nate soon collide in a duel of wills, tradecraft, and—inevitably—forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but those of others as well. As secret allegiances are made and broken, Dominika and Nate’s game reaches 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.
So far not much news has been released about the project though we do know that Garrett Basch and Steve Zaillian are attached to produce. No word yet if Aronofsky has officially signed on to helm the project but it seems likely.