Two New Featurettes for Action Movie ‘The 355’ Opening in January
by Alex Billington
December 30, 2021
“Every piece of action should feel like it hurts when it would hurt in real life.” Universal has revealed a few new behind-the-scenes featurettes for The 355, an espionage action thriller starring a set of international women as five spies who must work together to recover a top-secret weapon in order to save the world from danger (of course). Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? You can also check out the full-length official trailer here. Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, and Fan Bingbing co-star as the five leading ladies. This one also co-stars Sebastian Stan, Edgar Ramírez, and Emilio Insolera. With cinematography by Tim Maurice-Jones (of Snatch, Revolver, The Woman in Black, Kick-Ass 2). This was originally set to open last year, but is now opening in the first week of January in select theaters. Dumping grounds for a movie like this, but also the kind of dumb action movie that is perfect to enjoy in January anyway. These two featurettes cover a few of the action scenes & fights in the movie. This all looks like fun.
Here’s the latest behind-the-scenes featurettes for Simon Kinberg’s The 355, direct from YouTube:
You can watch last year’s original trailer for Kinberg’s The 355 here, or this year’s newest trailer here.
When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Fan Bingbing), who’s tracking their every move. As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth & glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed. The 355 is directed by producer / filmmaker Simon Kinberg, his second feature after directing X-Men: Dark Phoenix previously, plus scripts for Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes, and many X-Men movies. The screenplay is by Theresa Rebeck and Simon Kinberg. Produced by Jessica Chastain, Kelly Carmichael, and Simon Kinberg. Universal will debut The 355 in theaters starting January 7th, 2022 early next year.