355 is an upcoming spy film directed by Simon Kinberg and written by Theresa Rebeck. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Lupita Nyong'o, Diane Kruger, Sebastian Stan and Édgar Ramírez.

Directed bySimon Kinberg
Produced by
Written by
CinematographyTim Maurice-Jones
Edited byJohn Gilbert
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • January 15, 2021 (2021-01-15) (United States)
CountryUnited States

It is scheduled to be released on January 15, 2021, by Universal Pictures.


A team of female agents from different espionage backgrounds come together to prevent an organization from initiating a plan that would disrupt the world. They go by the code-name 355 in honor of Agent 355, the first female spy in the American Revolution.[1]



Jessica Chastain proposed the idea for a female-led spy film in the same spirit as the Mission: Impossible and James Bond series to her Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg while in production on that film. The concept was built upon and in May 2018, it was announced that Kinberg would direct the film with Chastain producing, in addition to her starring alongside Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Fan Bingbing and Lupita Nyong'o. The project was pitched to buyers during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, with Global Road Entertainment and Amazon Studios bidding for the distribution rights.[2][3] However, Universal Pictures would win the rights for North American distribution, with a 20 million plus bid.[4]

In February 2019, Chastain put out a request for suggestions in regards to the casting of male actors.[5] In May 2019, it was announced Sebastian Stan and Édgar Ramírez had joined the cast of the film, with Cotillard dropping out.[6] Diane Kruger was added in June.[7]

Filming began in July 2019, and will shoot between Paris, Morocco and London.[8][9][10] In September 2019, Emilio Insolera joined the cast of the film.[11]


It is scheduled to be released on January 15, 2021.[12]


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (August 20, 2019). "Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o Spy Thriller '355' Gets 2021 Release Date". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on 2019-08-20.
  2. ^ Hot Cannes Package ‘355’: Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Lupita Nyong’o Form Spy Sisterhood
  3. ^ Cannes Mega Deal: Jessica Chastain Spy Movie ‘355’ Fetches $25 Million Offer as Bidding Heats Up (EXCLUSIVE)
  4. ^ Cannes: Universal Lands Jessica Chastain-Led Female-Fronted Spy Film '355'
  5. ^ Jessica Chastain Is In The Market For A ‘Bond Boy’
  6. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (May 14, 2019). "Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez Join '355'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  7. ^ Diane Kruger Joins Simon Kinberg’s Spy Thriller ‘355’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  8. ^ Fan Bingbing to Go Back Before the Camera in Jessica Chastain’s ‘355’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  9. ^ Headlines from China: Filming of ‘355’ Starts with Fan Bingbing in the Cast
  10. ^ Jessica Chastain Reveals Production Underway for Spy Thriller '355'
  11. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (September 24, 2019). "Elaine Hendrix To Star In 'The Country Club'; Universal's '355' Thriller Adds Emilio Insolera". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  12. ^ McClintock, Pamela (August 20, 2019). "Jessica Chastain's Female-Led Spy Film '355' Lands January 2021 Release". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 20, 2019.

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