15 August 2013 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

His biblical epic Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Ray Winstone and Jennifer Connelly, is still to hit cinemas in March next year, however, acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is already planning his next project. Early word is The Wrestler and Black Sawn director is set to adapt Jason Matthews’ recent globe-hopping espionage novel Red Sparrow. The book, which was only published in June, has the following official plot synopsis:

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 »

- Craig Hunter

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