Check Out The First Trailer for Star-Studded Spy Thriller “The 355”
Co-writer and director Simon Kinberg has assembled an A-list cast to lead his original espionage thriller The 355. The premise is simple and potent—a multi-national team from America, Germany, England, and Colombia have to team up to take down some seriously bad dudes and their top-secret new weapon. Your heroes are CIA agent Mason Brown (Jessica Chastain), German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), former MI6 agent and computer specialist Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o), and Colombian psychologist Graciela (Penelope Cruz). Their mission is dangerous enough, but when a mysterious woman named Lin Mi Sheng (Fan Bingbing) gets involved, the stakes rise even higher. The first trailer reveals Kinberg and co-writer Theresa Rebeck’s globe-trotting thriller, which remixes a bit of Jason Bourne and Mission: Impossible with an incredible cast of women.
The 355 is Kinberg’s second directorial effort after X-Men: Dark Phoenix. He’s nothing if not ambitious, throwing his A-list cast into a genre dominated by Universal Pictures’ own Bourne franchise, the aforementioned Mission: Impossible franchise and, of course, the venerable international shenanigans of James Bond. This first glimpse is promising, and with a cast this good and the welcome focus on a team of highly skilled women plying their trade, The 355 is an intriguing addition to the genre.
Check out the trailer below. The 355 is set for release on January 15, 2021.
Here’s the official synopsis from Universal Pictures:
A dream team of formidable female stars comes together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355.
When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Oscar®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger, In the Fade), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Oscar® winner Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is tracking their every move.
As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth and glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed.
The film also stars Édgar Ramirez (The Girl on the Train) and Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Endgame).
The 355 is directed by genre-defying filmmaker Simon Kinberg (writer-director-producer of Dark Phoenix, producer of Deadpool and The Martian and writer-producer of the X-Men films), from a script by Theresa Rebeck (NBC’s Smash, Trouble) and Kinberg, and is produced by Chastain and Kelly Carmichael for Chastain’s Freckle Films and by Kinberg for his Genre Films. The film is executive produced by Richard Hewitt (Bohemian Rhapsody).
Featured image: (from left) Graciela (Penélope Cruz), Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain), Marie (Diane Kruger) and Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o) in The 355, co-written and directed by Simon Kinberg. Photo Credit: Robert Viglasky/Universal Pictures