Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and her Dark Phoenix(2019) director Simon Kinberg are all set to come with their action spy film The 355. The storyline revolves around 5 agents from around the world, who are on a mission to retrieve a top-secret weapon which now, is in mercenary hands.
Title Agent 355 comes from a former spy of the U.S who would work for the Patriots during the American Revolution. Patriots are those who denied British Rule in the U.S and fought for American Independence.
Star Cast of The 355
The Idea of the Agent 355 movie was given by the main lead Jessica to the director Simon in 2018, further Principal shooting began in July 2019, Most parts of the shooting took place in Paris, London and Morocco. Jessica herself produced the film along with Kelly Carmichael and Simon Kinberg. Theresa Rebeck wrote the story and co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Rebeck.
- It features Jessica Chastain in the role of a wild card CIA (U.S) agent namely Mason Brown aka Mace
- Kenyan-Mexican oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o in the role of MI6(U.K) agent, a computer specialist named Khadijah
- Diane Kurger is BND(Bundesnachrichtendienst) German agent named Marie Schimdt
- recipient of several accolades Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is in the character of a DNI(National Intelligence Directorate) Columbia agent named Graciela
- Fan Bingbing is essaying the role of an MSS(Ministry of State Security) Chinese agent, She is the one who is tracking every move of the team.
- named Lin Mei Sheng.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Bucky or Sebastian Stan is playing a CIA agent character named Nick, he is Mace’s colleague.
- Edgar Ramirez is a DNI agent as Luis
- Emilio Insolera is Hacker
- Other cast includes Jason Wong, John Douglas Thompson, Hiten Patel, Leo Staar, and Oleg Kricunova.
The film was showcased to the distributors at the Cannes Film Festival(2018) where Global Road Entertainment, Amazon Studios, and Universal Pictures were among the buyers of the film. The bidding was won by Universal Pictures for the United States and United kingdom distribution rights for 2 crores U.S Dollars.
The 355 Release Date
Earlier it was to release on Jan 2021 but was put off owing to the covid-19 pandemic, the distributors announced that it will release on 7 January 2022 in the theatres.
The trailer of it was released on Oct 2021 on the distributors Universal Pictures official Social Media accounts, with the caption ‘Work Together or Die Alone, The trailer was well received by the viewers.
Tim Maurice-Jones handled the cinematography and it is edited by John Gilbert and Lee Smith, it is made under the banner of Perfect World Pictures in association with Freckle Films, Genre Films, and Film Nation Entertainment. Music is given by Tom Holkenborg.