The long in the works film “Triple Frontier” hit another and seemingly fatal setback the other week as the film’s studio Paramount Pictures, and its two attached stars Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy, all dropped out of the project.
Mark Boal penned the story which is set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge – a haven for organized crime.
The likes of Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Mahershala Ali have all been attached at some point while Kathryn Bigelow was slated to direct at one time.
J.C. Chandor (“All is Lost,” “Margin Call”) remains attached as director on the film and word comes today that Netflix is the frontrunner to step in and take over the project.
If that deal clears, they reportedly intend to offer Ben and Casey Affleck the lead roles in the movie, while Mahershala Ali remains onboard in the cast. This would mark the first time both Affleck’s have appeared in a film together since 1999’s “200 Cigarettes”.