Thursday at Cannes, Lupita Nyong’o and other four actresses courted international and domestic buyers with a ensemble spy film they hope to make in the tradition of “The Bourne Identity.”
Deadline Website reports that Jessica Chastain thought up the idea for “355,” taking the name from Agent 355, an unidentified woman who worked as one of first secret agents during the American Revolution.
The “Zero Dark Thirty” veteran found an instant champion for the project in Simon Kinberg, her director in next year’s “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
“Cat Woman” and “Harriet the Spy” screenwriter Theresa Rebeck has already penned the script, which Kinberg wants to direct, envisioning a future franchise (“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is his directing debut; Kinberg is best known as the producer of the “Deadpool” franchise, “Logan,” and “The Martian,” for which he earned an Oscar nomination).
With her company Freckle Films, Chastain will produce and also co-star, alongside very famous natives of Spain (Penélope Cruz), France (Marion Cotillard), China (Fan Bingbing), and Mexico (Lupita Nyong’o).