Darren Aronofsky Circling Spy Thriller 'Red Sparrow'

Posted 11:05 AM August 14th, 2013 by Binh Ngo
Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky may be looking to direct something more conventional after tackling the tale of when God flooded the world in Noah. According to Deadline, the Black Swan director is in early talks to helm the big screen adaptation of Jason Matthews' spy novel Red Sparrow for Fox.

Fox paid seven figures for the rights to the then-unpublished novel back in April of this year for Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch to produce.

Set in contemporary Russia, the book is centered the spy games between CIA agent Nate Nash and Dominika Egorova, a Russian ballerina who is drafted into being a spy for her home country against her will.

The two hit it off, and, well, we'll be trying to figure out what is real and what is part of the spycraft.

Aronofsky is finishing up Noah for a March 28, 2014 release, and if a deal comes together, Red Sparrow is expected to be his next, although a movie about George Washington is on his radar as well.

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