Diane Kruger Joins All-Star Female Spy Thriller '355'
The female-fronted international spy thriller "355" now has a representative from Germany, with actress Diane Kruger joining the star-studded ensemble.
Variety has the scoop that Kruger has signed on for the flick, which also features Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o, Penelope Cruz, and Fan Bingbing. Simon Kinberg (who directed Chastain in the upcoming "Dark Phoenix") is helming the project, and co-wrote the script with Theresa Rebeck.
"I’m so ecstatic to have an actress of her caliber to round out this extraordinary cast," Kinberg said of Kruger's casting.
No details about her character, or any of the others, has been revealed yet, but the film revolves around a group of female spies representing various international espionage agencies from across the globe. Here's the breakdown of the plot, according to Variety:
These women must bond together, overcoming their suspicions and conflicts, to use all their talents and training to stop an event from occurring that could thrust our teetering world into chaos. Along the way, these strangers and enemies become comrades and friends, and a new faction is formed – code-named “355” (a name they adopt from the first female spy in the American Revolution).
The red-hot project was first announced at last year's Cannes Film Festival, where it was quickly snapped by. Chastain said at the time that she and Kinberg envisioned the film launching a new franchise, and with this latest high-profile casting, it seems that this project is well on its way to some major success.
No word yet on a production or release schedule. Stay tuned.