R | | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
As an executive producer on this picture, screenwriter Justin Haythe remained with the film through its wintry production in Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; Vienna, Austria and London, England. [Director] "Francis Lawrence has involved me in the process," said Haythe. "We worked very closely in the adaptation process, and he has involved me in the process of filming, to sit in rehearsals, to give notes, to make whatever changes need to be made. That only really happens with a director who is completely in control of what he is doing."
We'll always be their whores. Unless, of course, we have something they want. If I were you I'd find something.
Boucher receives $250,000 in cash, but given current security practices, doesn't have a way to bring the money back into the U.S.
The title doesn't appear until the 10-minute mark.
The UK version is cut for "strong sadistic violence" to earn a 15 certificate instead of an 18, which was done based on BBFC advice. As both countries make up the same distribution region, Ireland also received the same cut version (rated 16 for cinema and 18 on video). The contentious scene shows Ustinov being strangled:
$2,141,188 (Australia) (2 March 2018)
$46,874,505 (USA) (7 June 2018)
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