Vanity Fair reports that this is the cast for a spy movie Jessica Chastain is producing, and I STRONGLY suggest you read this piece, because it’s very amusing. It also gives us the deets for what’s happening here:
In 2017, after serving on the Cannes jury, Chastain had delivered some pointed, and—to me—welcome remarks about how she found the depiction of women in the festival’s competition lineup “quite disturbing.” Now the actress was back on the Croisette with a plan to do something about it: she had brought a concept for a female-driven James Bond–style film, in which she, Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong’o,and Fan Bingbing play spies from agencies around the world who form their own team, named 355. Simon Kinberg is set to direct the film, which Chastain said sprang from a meeting she had with her agent at Cannes last year about the paucity of female-driven action films in the marketplace.
I mean, I’m sure everyone’s going to have some questions about why a woman isn’t directing this, but I’m HERE for this cast and also, hello, lady spies are my jam. As are everyone’s outfits/sunglasses here, with a few exceptions…you’ll see.
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