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.
Wikimedia CommonsVariety reports that Fan Bingbing (X-Men: Days Of Future Past, The White-Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdon) will yet see her starring alongside her colleagues in the female spy ensemble, 355. The news comes just as the actress has since emerged from obscurity following a disappearance from the public for several months – part of the extensive fallout she’s faced amid China’s sprawling crackdown on tax evasion last year.
The actress, who is set to produce 355 with Kelly Carmichael at their Freckle Films banner next to Kinberg at Kinberg Genre, spoke heavily to Deadline and cited her previous enjoyment on The Help (2011), and Zero Dark Thirty (2012), with the latter being the most influential in her interest toward the new action thriller.