WATCH | Jessica Chastain assembles a badass team of women spies in the trailer for 355

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Jessica Chastain in The 355.
Jessica Chastain in The 355.
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  • Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong'o, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing star in a new spy thriller.
  • In The 355 rival, secret agents have to join forces to take down a mercenary who has stolen a top-secret weapon.
  • Jessica said the idea for the film came about when she was working on Dark Phoenix with Simon Kinberg.

At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Chastain promoted plans for The 355, a spy thriller led by female stars.

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And now there's finally a trailer for the upcoming action film.

Jessica plays CIA agent Mason 'Mace' Brown who joins forces with rival secret agents when a secret weapon falls into the hands of a mercenary.

Making up the team is Diane Kruger as German agent Marie, Lupita Nyong'o as Khadijah, a former MI6 ally and computer specialist, Penelope Cruz as Colombian psychologist Graciela, and Fan Bingbing, as the mysterious Lin Mi Sheng.

Set to Jay Z and Rihanna's Run this Town the clip introduces the team, their mission and gives a taste of the action to come.

"We put ourselves in danger, so others aren't, we're the 355," says Jessica.


Marion Cotillard was first attached to the project but was replaced by Diane Kruger.

When filming for the movie kicked off last year, Jessica shared a video on Instagram explaining how the idea for the movie came up.

"When Simon (Kinberg) and I were making X-Men, I had this idea of doing a female ensemble action film, and so I called all the actresses. We are the studio. Everyone owns the film, and now we making it."


The film which also stars Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramírez is set to be released on 14 January 2022.

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