What’s that we spy? It’s Jennifer Lawrence in super-cool, super-sexy thriller Red Sparrow on the cover of Total Film magazine. She tells us how she found the courage to play a Russian secret agent who must deploy her body as a weapon.
On shelves February 9, the new issue also visits the set of Duncan Jones’ new sci-fi mystery-thriller Mute, gets the lowdown on action-comedy Gringo, starring David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron and Sharlto Copley, and chats to director Ava DuVernay about her large-scale fantasy adventure A Wrinkle In Time.
Keep reading for a breakdown of what to expect in the next issue...
In our cover feature, Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and director Francis Lawrence open the files on Red Sparrow, in which J-Law’s Russian intelligence agent targets a CIA agent. It’s a high-risk game of nukes and nudity.
Alexander Skarsgard’s mute bartender searches for his missing girlfriend in future-Berlin, finding gangsters, irreverent army surgeons (Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux) and more in a sci-fi Casablanca. TF hunts down a scoop.
The Wizard Of Oz with quantum physics as a teenage girl star treks across the universe to find her father. We talk to Ava DuVernay, the first woman of colour to direct a $100m blockbuster, and cast Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon and newcomer Storm Reid.
“It’s an action-comedy but it has intelligence behind it,” says star/producer Charlize Theron of Gringo, a gonzo tale set in Mexico City. We chase down a movie with stunts and subtext.
He’s brought quality to films as diverse as Syriana, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Grimsby, and now he’s headlining spy series Deep State and playing “an evil bastard” in DC’s Shazam!
In the news section, eclectic director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, Carol) explains how he was “deranged and rearranged” by kids’ classic The Wizard Of Oz and Mary Poppins… and has now set out to make a classic family adventure of his own with Wonderstruck.
And if you’re a subscriber, you’ll already have the magazine waiting for you on your doormat, with this exclusive subscriber cover:
Subscribe to Total Film magazine now and you’ll never miss an issue (as well as saving money on the cover price). Get the digital version for your tablet or have an exclusive subs cover through your door every month - or save even more with a print / digital bundle! Grab your first issue FREE direct from Apple Newsstand. Or read our Android version on Google Play.