Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A group of the world’s best intelligence specialists join forces to stop a mysterious terrorist organization threatening to start World War III. The new action flick “The 355” brings together superspies from around the globe but with one obvious twist – they’re all women. The first trailer proudly sports an old-school action movie vibe completely with lots of bullets, big set pieces and cheesy one-liners. In other words, exactly what you want from a film like this.
Director and co-writer Simon Kinberg puts together a killer cast of superspies. Jessica Chastain gets the “I’m putting together a team” role. She’s joined by an international flavor of great female talent including Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, and Fan Bingbing. Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez get supporting roles. I’m thinking “Mission: Impossible” meets “Ocean’s 8”. But ultimately it’s the cast that sells it for me.
The strangely titled “The 355” hits theaters January 15, 2021. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.