The 355

The 355

Simon Kinberg’s The 355 looks to honour a famous female operative from the American Revolution—codenamed Agent 355—with a modern, crowd-pleasing spy thriller with four women at its core.

The film follows CIA wild card Mason “Mace” Browne (Jessica Chastain) and colleague, Nick (Sebastian Stan), as they attempt to retrieve a deadly digital weapon before it falls into the wrong hands. The operation goes bust when German agent Marie Schmidt (Diane Kruger) gets in the way and in the resulting chaos, Nick gets killed. Mace then turns to cyber expert Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o) for help retrieving the all-important USB, while also enlisting Graciela (Penélope Cruz), a Colombian psychologist whose help proves invaluable. Before long the group find themselves in Shanghai facing-off with another mysterious figure, Lin Mi Sheng (Fan Bingbing).

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