'Red Sparrow' Gets R Rating For Violence And Graphic Nudity

The trailers for Jennifer Lawrence's Red Sparrow reveal a pretty bleak picture, and the new rating seems to suggest the same thing.

Red Sparrow has earned an R rating (via FilmRatings.com), with teh full description reading "Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity." That seems about right for a spy thriller, and fans will get a brand new look at the film on Super Bowl Sunday.

Fans can catch the new trailer and the Super Bowl action on NBC, which kicks off at 6:30 PM ET/ 3:30 PM PT.

Red Sparrow is directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Justin Haythe. The film is based on the original book by Jason Matthews and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons.

You can find the official description for the film below.

"Dominika Egorova is many things.
A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs.
A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit.
A master of seductive and manipulative combat.

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust."


Red Sparrow currently holds a 1.67 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, putting it in the #70 spot. You can submit your score for the film here.

Red Sparrow storms into theaters on March 2.