Triple Frontier, the Mark Boal-scripted thriller, has been simmering away in development for a while now, flirting with plenty of big stars but ultimately, not really having much to show for it. If you cast your mind way back, you’ll remember that Katheryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) was set to direct, with both Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Johnny Depp all close to signing on for lead roles.
Unfortunately, that fell apart and Margin Call‘s J.C. Chandor hopped on board alongside producers Charles Roven and Alex Gartner. Now, Paramount is gearing up to cast the pic and Deadline tells us tonight that they’re in talks with Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy for roles in the film, which is set in the “notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge.”
Nothing’s been made official just yet, but the actors are certainly interested and we’d like to see deals go through. After all, this one has been in the works for a while now and it truly does sound promising. The crime flick is said to have five primary roles, and while we assume Tatum and Hardy would nab two of those, there’s no word yet on who the other three would go to.
While the pairing of Bigelow with Hanks, Smith and Depp really would have been something special, Chandor’s no slouch either and recruiting Tatum and Hardy to star is certainly a step in the right direction for the project. It’s clear that the studio is aiming high here, too, in regards to their casting search, so you can expect the remaining three roles to be filled by some top-tier talent as well.
We’ll update you once we get more, but for now, tell us, who else would you like to see star in Triple Frontier?