Universal released the first official trailer for The 355, an espionage thriller starring a set of international women as five spies who must work together to recover a top-secret weapon in order to save the world from danger.
With Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, and Fan Bingbing starring as the five leading ladies, The 355 poses as a dream team of formidable female stars coming together in an original globe-trotting espionage adventure. With this much femme fatale action, who could resist this kind of escapism?
When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), former MI6 ally, and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Fan Bingbing), who’s tracking their every move. As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth & glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed.
Check out the first trailer for The 355 below:
The film also stars Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramírez, who both bring formidability to their roles and features often-used Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn cinematographer Tim Maurice-Jones (Snatch, Revolver, The Woman in Black, Kick-Ass 2). The setup might feel a bit contrived but this all-women Mission: Impossible movie still looks badass, and who can complain about that cast.
The 355 is directed by producer/filmmaker Simon Kinberg, his second feature after directing X-Men: Dark Phoenix previously, plus scripts for Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes, and many other X-Men movies. The screenplay is written by Theresa Rebeck and Simon Kinberg. Chastain and Kelly Carmichael will serve as producers for the actor’s Freckle Films, along with Kinberg for his Genre Films. Chastain first proposed the idea for a woman-led spy film while working with Kinberg on X-Men: Dark Phoenix, so maybe we’ll get something a little better out of it this go-around. Even though the film was set to go two years ago, it ran into some delays in part due to Fan Bingbing being accused of tax evasion in her homeland and, in fact, disappearing for months (yeesh).
Check out the official poster for the film which displays all the primary Femme Fatales in front of their respective national flags:
Universal will debut The 355 in theaters starting January 15th next year, but let’s see if that date changes (like every other high-profile film has).
Source: Universal Pictures