Universal Delays the Jessica Chastain Led Action-Thriller THE 355 a Full Year

By: John M Jerva

At this point, I think movie studios should just cut their losses and release any an all completed films on Digital and VOD as cinemas are closing left and right. It’s at the point where we aren’t going to see a majority of these films anytime soon so they just sit on the shelf for an undisclosed length of time.

With that, we have our newest delay as it was just announced that Universal Pictures has delayed the upcoming Jessica Chastain action film The 355 a full year as its release date was supposed to be January of next year. Now audiences won’t see the Simon Kinberg helmed thriller until January 14th, 2022. So once again it appears that the only new content we will get will be of the indie cinema variety that releases on streaming services.

Chastain in action in a scene from The 355

In The 355, “A dream team of formidable female stars come together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355. When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie, former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng, who is tracking their every move. As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth and glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed.”

The movie stars an all-star team of actresses including Diane Kruger, Bingbing and Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Penélope Cruz. The MCU’s Sebastian Stan and Golden Globe nominee Edgar Ramírez represent the male section of the cast.

If you care, check out the trailer that dropped a while back in anticipation of the now defunct 2021 launch date.

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