Jessica Chastain’s “The 355” Is The Subsequent Movie To Delay Its Launch Date By A Complete 12 months
Hardly a week goes by in which a film does not decide to get out of the current cinema window. The reasons remain obvious. COVID-19 is still raging around the world and particularly in the United States. Since the theaters are largely crippled, releasing anything is a huge risk. For many distributors and studios, this is an unacceptable risk. Now we are watching films whose dates have already been postponed to 2022 in 2021 to get out of the crisis. The cinemas will suffer, but it really is the only choice that has to be made here. Now we can count The 355 as the latest film to take this route with the planned rollout. Read on for more …
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal is moving The 355, starring Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o and others, a full year back. Instead of meeting on January 15, 2021, it’s January 14, 2022. By then, life and going to the movies will hopefully be back to normal. Then a philanthropic film like this one will find its ultimate audience. We’ll see, but hope remains forever.
Here’s a bit of their story:
Universal Pictures announced on Monday that the release of The 355 has been postponed from January 15, 2021 to January 14, 2022, the start of the lucrative Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.
Insiders say the move comes amid an increase in COVID-19 cases and theater closings around the world.
The 355, a spy thriller with a female ensemble, is directed by Simon Kinberg and the stars Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing.
Universal – the home of the Bourne franchise – owns national rights to the film, while FilmNation operates internationally. The film is expected to be a particularly strong player overseas.
The plot revolves around a world-class group of international rival agents who must work together to stop a conspiracy that is set to spark World War III. A recent trailer featured themes from James Bond, Mission: Impossible, and the Bourne series.
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