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'The 355' trailer: Jessica Chastain assembles all-star spy squad to prevent WW3

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·3-min read

Watch: The debut trailer for The 355 has landed

Jessica Chastain and Simon Kinberg are putting X-Men: Dark Phoenix firmly in their rear view mirror with The 355, an all-star, female-fronted spy thriller that boasts two Oscar-winners in lead roles.

Universal Pictures has dropped the first trailer for the new film, which sees Chastain assembling a crew of international spies to tackle an invisible threat, and the stakes couldn’t be higher: they need to prevent WW3.

Chastain’s CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown must join forces with German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), former MI6 ally Khadijah (Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o), and Colombian psychologist Graciela (Oscar-winner Penélope Cruz), and stay ahead of Lin Mi Sheng (Fan Bingbing, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is hot on their tail.

(from left) Graciela (Penelope Cruz), Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain), Marie (Diane Kruger) and Khadijah (Lupita Nyong'o) in The 355, co-written and directed by Simon Kinberg. (Universal Pictures)
(from left) Graciela (Penelope Cruz), Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain), Marie (Diane Kruger) and Khadijah (Lupita Nyong'o) in The 355, co-written and directed by Simon Kinberg. (Universal Pictures)

Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Endgame) and Edgar Ramírez (The Girl on the Train) also star. The film was the subject of a fierce bidding war at Cannes in 2018, with Universal reportedly snapping up the project for $20m.

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Synopsis: A dream team of formidable female stars come together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355.

(from left) Nick (Sebastian Stan) and Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain) in The 355, co-written and directed by Simon Kinberg. (Universal Pictures)
(from left) Nick (Sebastian Stan) and Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain) in The 355, co-written and directed by Simon Kinberg. (Universal Pictures)

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 (Fan Bingbing, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is tracking their every move.

Lupita Nyong'o as Khadijah in The 355, co-written and directed by Simon Kinberg. (Universal Pictures)
Lupita Nyong'o as Khadijah in The 355, co-written and directed by Simon Kinberg. (Universal Pictures)

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.

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The film also stars Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Endgame) and Edgar Ramírez (The Girl on the Train).

Diane Kruger as Marie in The 355, co-written and directed by Simon Kinberg. (Universal Pictures)
Diane Kruger as Marie in The 355, co-written and directed by Simon Kinberg. (Universal Pictures)

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).

Watch: Jessica Chastian starred in Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix