If you’re looking to start your new year with a jolt of adrenaline, we’ve got the movie for you. After a year of pandemic-related delays, The 355 is finally coming to theaters—and with it, loads of high-stakes action and female-led stunts, courtesy of Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Bingbing Fan, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong’o. These world-class actresses play world-class spies in The 355, a movie that takes us across the globe (France, Morocco and China, just for starters) as the international agents work to complete a mission that, if successful, will save the world from ending.

What is the film about?

After a top-secret weapon falls into the wrong hands, a group of international agents (Chastain, Cruz, Kruger and Nyong’o) reluctantly band together to take on the dangerous mission of retrieving it, all while being tracked by a mysterious and powerful figure (Fan).

How to watch

Action fans can catch The 355 in theaters nationwide beginning Jan. 7.

The Cast and Crew Behind

The 355 was directed and co-written by Academy member Simon Kinberg, who received an Oscar nomination for his work on the 2015 Ridley Scott sci-fi adventure drama The Martian. The 355 is Kinberg’s second feature film as director, following the 2019 X-Men film X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Oscar-winners John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge) and Lee Smith (Dunkirk) edited the film, while Oscar-nominee Anna Lynch-Robinson (Les Misérables) decorated the international sets. Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, who composed the score for the 6-time Oscar-winning 2015 George Miller action extravaganza Mad Max: Fury Road, composed the film’s score. Appearing with the five headlining actresses are co-stars Edgar Ramirez and Sebastian Stan.

What else can I watch?

As you gear up to watch The 355 in theaters, check out this collection of behind-the-scenes moments, which highlight the intense stunt training and fight choreography required to make an action thriller like this.