Female-led spy movie 355 is back and heading to Morocco.
Rabat – The spy film, which was met with enthusiasm from buyers at the Cannes film festival last year, hit a roadblock when one of its stars, Fan Bingbing, was involved in a tax avoidance scandal her native China.
The film’s female-led cast announced at Cannes this year that Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez will be joining the stars already involved in the project.
The pair join Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz and Fan in the action thriller about a group of 5 female spies who must work together to prevent a disaster which could push the world into all-out disarray.
They form a group code-named 355, a reference out to the famed female covert operative in the American Revolution of the same name.
Marion Cotillard, who joined producer and star, Jessica Chastain, last year in Cannes to introduce the film, has since dropped out of the project citing personal reasons.
The movie, which was bought by Universal Studios and will be directed by Simon Kinberg, is set to start filming in Paris in July. London and Morocco will also serve as locations for the new spy franchise.
The team has high hopes for the film and looks forward to shooting in Morocco.