David Fincher and Rooney Mara circling project from scribe Eric Warren Singer

David-Fincher-with-Rooney-MaraFor a while it seemed inevitable that David Fincher and Rooney Mara would work together again on a sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but those subsequent films haven’t happened, at least yet. That being said, they could be teaming up on a project called Red Sparrow, which is going to be adapted by American Hustle scribe Eric Warren Singer. Obviously, Fincher would direct and Mara would star, which sounds good to me, regardless of the movie in question. At one point Darren Aronofsky had circled this espionage tale, so it’s nice to see a similarly visionary filmmaker in Fincher potentially involved now. You can see a bit more below, but stay tuned to see if this one comes together.

Here’s the story from The Hollywood Reporter:

American Hustle writer Eric Warren Singer is in negotiations with Fox to adapt Jason Matthews’ espionage novel, Red Sparrow, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

David Fincher and Rooney Mara also are interested in the project from Chernin Entertainment that will be produced by Film Rites’ Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch, according to sources; this would mark the stars’ first reteaming since The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Fincher hasn’t decided on his next film yet. He had been in negotiations for the Steve Jobs biopic at Fox, but dropped out, reportedly over a disagreement regarding his fee.

Fox picked up Red Sparrow in a seven-figure deal in April 2013.

The story centers on a Russian spy seductress and a young CIA agent who deals with Russian moles. The two play a cat-mouse game that has global implications, with the action moving from Russia, across Europe to the U.S.

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