RED SPARROW Eyes Joel Edgerton As Male Lead

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Joel Edgerton is in talks to star alongside Jennifer Lawrence in a film adaption of novel of Red Sparrow.

Joel Edgerton attends "The Great Gatsby" world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall on Wednesday May 1, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Here is the synopsis from the book:

A Russian honey trap agent targets a young CIA operative to uncover a senior-ranking mole at the heart of the Russian Intelligence service.¬†Dominika Egorov, former prima ballerina, is sucked into the heart of Putin’s Russia, the country she loved, and spat out as the twists and turns of betrayal and counter-betrayal unravel.

American Nate Nash, idealistic and ambitious, handles the double agent, codenamed MARBLE, considered one of CIA’s biggest assets. He needs to keep his identity secret for as long as the mole can keep supplying golden information.

Will Dominika be able to unmask MARBLE, or will the mission see her faith destroyed in the country she has always passionately defended?

Francis Lawrence is set to direct with Jennifer Lawrence in the starring role.

SOURCE: HollywoodReporter.com