Triple Frontier (film)

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Triple Frontier
Directed byJ. C. Chandor
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story byMark Boal
CinematographyRoman Vasyanov
Edited byRon Patane
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited States

Triple Frontier is an upcoming American action-adventure crime film directed by J. C. Chandor, with a screenplay by Chandor and Mark Boal, from a story by Boal. The film stars Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal. [1]


Loyalties are tested when five friends, all military veterans, reunite to rob a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.



In October 2010, Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp entered into "talks" to join the cast of the film, to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow from a screenplay by Mark Boal with shooting set to commence in early 2011.[2][3] In November 2010, Tom Hanks was officially cast.[4] Production lagged, and, in June 2015, it was announced that J. C. Chandor was in talks to direct the film for Paramount Pictures, while Bigelow left because she wanted to focus on her film about Bowe Bergdahl.[5] Both Hanks and Will Smith were in talks for the lead roles.[5] The film, alternately titled Sleeping Dogs, would be produced by Roven and Alex Gartner through Atlas Entertainment.[5][6] In September 2015, Chandor officially signed on to helm the film.[7] On January 20, 2016, it was reported that Depp was once again in early talks to star in the film, while Hanks' attachment was not yet not confirmed and Smith had left due to scheduling conflicts with Collateral Beauty.[6]

In January 2017, it was reported that Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy were in talks to join the film, with Depp and Hanks no longer up for roles.[8] In February 2017, Mahershala Ali joined the cast with Tatum and Hardy also officially signed on.[9] On April 12, 2017, a month before shooting was set to commence, it was reported that Triple Frontier had been dropped by Paramount, and Tatum and Hardy would no longer be a part of the cast, while Ali and Adria Arjona were still attached to star.[10]

On May 1, 2017, it was reported that Netflix was in negotiations to acquire the rights to the film with Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in negotiations for the roles Hardy and Tatum vacated with Ali and Arjona remaining on the project.[11] Ben Affleck exited the film in early July 2017 due to personal reasons.[12] On July 26, 2017, it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was in talks to join the film in the role Affleck vacated, along with him also joining Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal, while Arjona was also still attached to the project.[13] Principal production was set to commence in August 2017 in Hawaii and Colombia.[14][13]

On March 19, 2018, it was announced that Triple Frontier, to potentially be retitled, would commence principal production on March 26, 2018 in Oahu, Hawaii. Ben Affleck had signed back on to star with Oscar Isaac, Hunnam, Hedlund, Pascal, and Arjona also set to star. Ali had been forced to drop out of the project when production was delayed.[15]


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  2. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (2010-10-06). "Tom Hanks Mulls Kathryn Bigelow Pic Offer". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (2010-10-06). "Johnny Depp In 'Triple Frontier' Talks With Paramount Pictures And Kathryn Bigelow". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  4. ^ Lesnick, Silas (November 30, 2010). "Exclusive: Tom Hanks Confirmed for Triple Frontier". Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (June 29, 2015). "JC Chandor Circling Mark Boal-Scripted Hot-Button Drama 'Triple Frontier'". Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (January 20, 2016). "Johnny Depp Eyes South American Crime Thriller 'Triple Frontier' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2015-10-01). "J.C. Chandor Closes Deal To Direct 'Triple Frontier' At Paramount". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  8. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (January 5, 2017). "Channing Tatum & Tom Hardy Circling 'Triple Frontier'".
  9. ^ Busch, Anita (February 14, 2017). "Mahershala Ali In Negotiations To Join JC Chandor's 'Triple Frontier'". Deadline. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  10. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (April 12, 2017). "Paramount Drops J.C. Chandor's 'Triple Frontier'; Channing Tatum & Tom Hardy Also Out". Deadline. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  11. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (May 1, 2017). "'Triple Frontier' Heat At Netflix?". Deadline. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 18, 2017). "Ben Affleck Exits Netflix Thriller 'Triple Frontier'". Variety. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  13. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (July 26, 2017). "Netflix 'Triple Frontier' Eyes August Start; Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal In Talks". Deadline. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  14. ^ "Jurassic World 2, Aquaman filming in Hawaii during Summer". On Location Vacations. May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (2018-03-19). "'Triple Frontier' Finally Going: Affleck, Isaac, Pascal, Hunnam, Hedlund, Arjona In JC Chandor's Lineup". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-22.

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