Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o and Penelope Cruz to star in female-led spy film

2018-05-11 14:29
 

Cannes — At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Chastain noticed the paucity of female-led action films at the movie marketplace. This year, she brought a corrective.

Chastain and her co-stars on Thursday promoted plans for 355, a James Bond-like spy thriller led by female stars. Along with Chastain, the film is to star Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong'o, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing.

The quintet touted the project at a presentation in Cannes. Cruz called Chastain "Santa Claus" for assembling the film, which she called "very emotional to be part of."

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355, which has franchise aspirations, is one of the hottest properties at Cannes, the world's largest film market.

Chastain last year served as a jury member in Cannes, and was critical of the female representation in the festival's main slate.

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