The world needs to be saved in Universal’s upcoming action movie the 355. But there is no man for the job – there is a whole team of women. Jessica Chastain leads a group of super-skilled, well-trained agents from around the world on a mission to save everyone. And as the latest trailer of the movie shows, they are more than up to the task.
After a short American history lesson, this new look at the 355 promises an action-packed, intense thriller with plenty of international intrigue. All this combined with some fantastic set pieces and a great wardrobe and wig department (Modern action movies have really embraced well-dressed heroes with fantastic results.) This movie looks like James Bond Met Ocean 8 after a Atomic Blonde and Mission Impossible double screening. But the film’s official synopsis points to even more dangers than those seen here. From universal:
When a top secret weapon falls into the hands of mercenaries, wildcard CIA agent Mason ‘Mace’ Brown (Jessica Chastain) will have to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), former MI6 ally and advanced computer specialist Khadijah. (Lupita Nyong’o) and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Penélope Cruz) on a deadly, breakneck mission to recover it, while also staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan), who is already following. their movements.”
The characters of the film will not be the only international flavor of the film. The film will take audiences around the world. The locations include Paris, Morocco and Shanghai. As “the quartet of women will forge a feeble allegiance that could protect the world — or kill it.” Geez, talk about an either/or.
directed by Simon Kinberg (Dark Phoenix) with a screenplay by him and Theresa Rebeck (Smash, trouble), the film also stars Édgar Ramirez (The girl on the train) and Marvel’s Sebastian Stan. But it looks like those two are just along for the ride. The world has a much better team at work.
the 355 will hit theaters early next year, January 7th.