Jessica Chastain's female-led spy film 355 gets January 2021 release
Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong'o to star in the film
Director Simon Kinberg's female-fronted spy film 355 is set to hit theaters Jan. 15, 2021, Universal announced Tuesday.
The studio acquired U.S. rights to the high-profile project out of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong'o star in the James Bond-esque spy pic. (Marion Cotillard was originally set to star, but left the project citing personal reasons. She was replaced by Kruger).
355 is a passion project for Chastain, who has been one of the most vocal actresses on gender-equity issues. In addition to starring, she is producing through her Freckle Films banner. Freckle's Kelly Carmichael and Kinberg also are producing.
The film is being executive produced by Richard Hewitt (Bohemian Rhapsody).
The plot is said to revolve around five spies from agencies around the world who form their own team, dubbed 355. Theresa Rebeck (Catwoman) has penned the screenplay.