Production has reportedly begun on Dark Phoenix helmer Simon Kinberg’s female fronted spy thriller, 355, as announced by actress and producer Jessica Chastain. All signs here point to Paris as the starting point after recovering from the stalemate surrounding headliner Fan Bingbing’s tax evasion charges last year amid China’s crackdown on tax fraud in the industry.
Universal Pictures acquired North American rights at Cannes last year for a 2020 date to be later announced. Kinberg penned the script with Theresa Rebeck with Chastain and Fan joined by Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Sebastian Stan, Edgar Ramirez and Diane Kruger – the latter whose casting was reported in June by Variety’s Justin Kroll who divulges the following on the film’s basic plot:
The movie follows a group of spies from international agencies around the world. These women must bond together, overcoming their suspicions and conflicts, to use all their talents and training to stop an event from occurring that could thrust our teetering world into chaos. Along the way, these strangers and enemies become comrades and friends, and a new faction is formed – code-named “355” (a name they adopt from the first female spy in the American Revolution).