Darren Aronofsky in talks to direct spy movie


If you like your spy films dark and surreal, you just might have something to look forward to soon. According to Deadline, Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem for a Dream,” “The Wrestler,” “Black Swan”) is in talks to direct “Red Sparrow,” an adaptation of an espionage novel.

The book is about an intelligence officer in modern-day Russia, forced to become a “sparrow,” aka a “trained seductress.” Things get hot and crazy when she is assigned to go up against a (male) CIA mole.

This would be the Jewish director’s first project since wrapping up “Noah.” Yes, that Noah. The biblical epic, starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Russell Crowe and Jenniffer Connelly, hits theaters March 28.

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