(Deadline) “The international spy thriller 355, which was the biggest deal at last year’s Cannes, has added Avengers: Endgame‘s Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez, and set a July 8 production start in Paris, London and Morocco. Scripted by Simon Kinberg and scripted by Theresa Rebeck, the film is a global espionage thriller that stars Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, and Fan Bingbing. They play spies from international agencies around the world. These women must bond together, overcoming their suspicions and conflicts, to use all their considerable talents and training to stop an event from occurring that could thrust our 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).”
First of all, props to our MCU and Marvel adjacent queens and kings Chastain (X-Men Dark Phoenix), Nyong’o (Black Panther) Bingbing (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) for coming together in what looks to be an absolute banger. I’m a huge, hugeeee fan of espionage thrillers and this cast excites me a lot. There is a ton of genre veterans, with Chastain and Ramirez having starred in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and Sebastian Stan starring in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (low key an amazing standalone espionage movie).
This is being directed by Simon Kinberg, who you might remember from scripting movies like ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ as well as the critically well received T.V. shows ‘Star Wars Rebels’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’. This is only his third time directing, but I have faith in his experience. Theresa Rebeck is writing, who is mostly known for penning T.V. shows.
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