Let’s start with this: It’s Jessica Chastain, Lupita N’yongo, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger and Bingbing Fan as a team of international spies wielding guns and gowns. That’s the selling point. We’re saying this now because the trailer is…
… a little cheesy?
Maybe it’s just us. This one’s a no-brainer (for rental someday), but the trailer makes it seem like it can’t decide if it’s a Jason Bourne or Salt style action thriller or a slightly campy Charlie’s Angels take. Personally, given this cast and creative team, we both prefer and expect the former. In other words, we hope the film isn’t as confused as the trailer seems to be.
Still, we’ll probably be really frivolous about it and squeal more over the gowns and diamonds than the gunplay and ass-kicking. How could we not? It all looks so fabulous:
A dream team of formidable female stars come together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in THE 355.
When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Oscar®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger, In the Fade), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Oscar® winner Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is tracking their every move.
As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth and glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed.
[Photo Credit: Universal Pictures – Video Credit: Universal Pictures via YouTube]