Darren Aronofsky Eyes Red Sparrow

With his latest, Noah, set to hit theaters on March 28, 2014, director Darren Aronofsky is, according to Deadline, currently eyeing an adaptation of Jason Matthews’s espionage tale, Red Sparrow. Published this past June, the book is officially described as follows:

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 that threatens not just their lives but those of others as well. As secret allegiances are made and broken, Dominika and Nate’s game reaches a deadly crossroads. Soon one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.

Garrett Basch and Steve Zaillian are attached to produce. Check back for details on the project as it develops.

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