Jessica Chastain stars in “The 355”. This is an upcoming female-led spy thriller. She reportedly came up with the idea for the film specifically as an answer to decades of male-dominated spy movies, like the James Bond franchise. According to her, “My goals and dreams for ‘The 355’ are that we just accept the fact that women are awesome and tough and badass, I’m excited for society to start acknowledging what’s happening in our world.”
The 355: Casts and Plot!
The 355″ has an all-star cast that includes multiple Academy Award nominees and winners. Jessica Chastain plays Mason “Mace” Brown, a CIA agent tasked with recovering a stolen piece of military hardware. Lupita Nyong’o plays Khadijah, an MI6 computer expert. Diane Kruger plays Marie, a capable agent from Germany and Mace’s rival. Penélope Cruz rounds out the main quartet as Graciela, a psychologist from Colombia.
The basic premise of “The 355” is a classic spy-thriller setup. It shies away from the subjects of earlier espionage movies like the Cold War and the War on Terror. Instead, it takes place in a modern world where malicious groups can threaten from anywhere in the world as long as they have an Internet connection.
The story begins when a mercenary steals a piece of top-secret military technology. The trailer doesn’t specify what the gadget is but does indicate that it’s capable of starting World War III if it falls into the wrong hands.
CIA Agent Mace Brown (Chastain) is assigned with recovering the device, and she recruits three experts with special skills to help with the task. Khadijah is an MI6 agent and an expert in computers — a crucial skill, given what they’re up against. Graciela is a Colombian psychology expert, while Marie is Mace’s counterpart from Germany.
The 355: Trailer and Release Date!
Check out the trailer here:
According to the film’s distributor Universal Pictures, The 355 will arrive in theaters on January 7, 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the original release date, like many other films. It was initially scheduled for a premiere during Martin Luther King Day weekend of 2021 until Universal pushed it back to Martin Luther King Day weekend 2022.