‘The 355’: The lady spy film you didn’t know you needed
The trailer for The 355 dropped on Tuesday and promises a fun & thrilling spy action film featuring a starring cast of powerful, butt-kicking female spies. The trailer dropped surprisingly in the midst of movie theaters struggling through consistent delays of 2020 movies due to the pandemic.
Not much was known about The 355 before the trailer was released, but it appears to have all the ingredients of a big-time, action-packed blockbuster that can lure people back into the theaters. Here is everything you need to know about The 355.
Who are the 355?
The 355 has an all-star cast with plenty of acclaimed actresses, including Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, and Bingbing Fan. Each member of the 355 is an operative from a different country. The four female leads have to unite in order to stop a group of mercenaries from getting their hands on a top-secret weapon.
Fan plays a mysterious woman, constantly on their trail, and the 355 must always remain one step ahead of her. The 355 travel to locations around the world, including Morocco, Paris, and Shanghai in order to take down the mercenaries and save the world.
While the premise for The 355 sounds similar to many other spy movies, the concept of an all-female organization of spies is something not often done. It’s refreshing to see a high-profile action movie led by an impressive female cast. The film also stars Marvel Cinematic Universe star Sebastian Stan & Edgar Ramirez. It’s directed by Simon Kinberg, who co-wrote the script with Theresa Rebeck.
The 355 was produced by Universal Studios, the same studio responsible for the Jason Bourne movies, a trilogy of spy movies that are considered to be some of the best in the genre.
What is The 355?
In the trailer for The 355, Chastain’s character says to her colleague, “Remember that story they told us about in training? About Washington’s first female spy during the Revolution? Agent 355, they called her. Because nobody knew her real name. Well, somebody did. They just didn’t want the world to know it.”
This is a fascinating concept as it pays tribute to the anonymous female spy who ended up having a large impact on the history of the world, though nobody even knew her name. In The 355, the four agents struggle to save the world, but they get little credit for doing so as they have to do it with the utmost secrecy.
It’s a reminder that women have played an important part in shaping the world, but often do not get the deserved credit for doing so.
The 355 is set to release on Jan. 15th, 2021. However, due to the pandemic and movie theaters’ current financial struggles, that date is subject to change. The 355 does look to be an exciting action movie and even though we may have to wait longer than we should for it, the wait will be worth it.