Universal Scores Chastain Spy Thriller “355”

Universal has picked up U.S. rights to the female ensemble-led spy thriller “355” starring the powerhouse team of Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, and Fan Bingbing.

The deal cost more than $20 million, with producers now aiming to sell to other markets in order to finance the roughly $75 million budget of the Simon Kinberg-helmed project.

Theresa Rebeck penned the script which sees the five playing agents for varied international intelligence agencies who are all brought together in order to stop a sinister crime organization from acquiring and using a deadly weapon.

Chastain and Kelly Carmichael will produce.

Source: Variety