Spy thriller 355 is assembling a formidable female cast including Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther).
355 follows five women banding together, overcoming their suspicions and conflicts, to use all their considerable talents and training to stop a global organization from acquiring a weapon that could thrust the teetering world into total chaos. Along the way, these strangers and enemies become comrades and friends, and a new faction is formed – code-named “355” (a name they adopt from the first female spy in the American Revolution).
Simon Kinberg wil direct the film which will also star Marion Cotillard, Fan Bingbing, and Penelope Cruz. The project comes from an original idea by Chastain.
Chastain released the following statement “Some of my greatest experiences are being part of an ensemble, both on stage as well as in films. I see creating something like ‘355’ as an opportunity and privilege to assemble a diverse group of women, all of whom have greatly influenced the film industry through their work, to join together equally and explore the badass world of international espionage and thrillers.
“I have always loved films in this genre: ‘Three Days of the Condor,’ the Jason Bourne franchise to the Bond films, and having the opportunity to create this world with these stellar actresses and Simon Kinberg is truly a dream.”