Lupita Nyong’o Stars in All-Female Spy Movie “The 355” Watch her in Action!

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: January 06, 2022  

After a pandemic-induced delay, spy action film The 355 drops in theaters today! The female-led spy film is in the same spirit as Mission: Impossible and the James Bond movies. It stars Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, and Fan Bingbing as a group of international spies who come together to stop a terrorist organization from starting World War III.The title is derived from Agent 355, a female spy for the Patriots during the American Revolution.

Agent 355 was one of the first female spies for the United States. The number, when decrypted from the system that the network used, translates to “lady”. No one knew of the original woman behind 355 and her real identity remains unknown to this day.

The trailer gave me Ocean’s 8 and Charlie’s Angel vibes. Kenyan fans will be excited to see our homegrown star Lupita Nyong’o in action. She has a cute British accent and is serving some great fashion looks. 


Here’s a run down of our leading ladies characters 


  • Jessica Chastain as Mason “Mace” Brown – A CIA agent who goes off the record to recruit a team to discover and put a stop to an international terrorist group. Brown believes that this group owns (or is about to own) a very powerful and lethal weapon that could end the world.
  • Lupita Nyong’o as Khadijah – A former MI6 agent. A no-nonsense, straight-talking woman, Khadijah is the world’s best computer specialist according to Brown and her cutting-edge tech skills can help Brown achieve her mission.
  • Diane Kruger as Marie Schmidt – A rival BND (Federal Intelligence Service Germany) agent who knows her guns and is exceptionally good at them. She eventually teams up with Brown on the mission.
  • Penelope Cruz as Graciela – A skilled psychologist who works with the DNI, the Colombian intelligence agency. A skilled agent and psychologist, Graciela is not like her fellow agents. She is a mother of two and is not trained for the field but Brown and her team are going to make sure Graciela catches up.
  • Fan Bingbing as Lin Mi Sheng – a mysterious Chinese MSS agent who is constantly tracking Brown and her team’s every move. Eventually, she also joins forces with them to thwart their common enemy.

Watch these badass female spies in action today by getting your tickets from KenyaBuzz.


About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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