J.C. Chandor‘s (A Most Violent Year) drug smuggling thriller, Triple Frontier, has just been dealt a brutal blow. The project, formerly called Sleeping Dogs, has been at Paramount for several years and has pulled in all kinds of talent. At one point, Kathryn Bigelow was going to direct Tom Hanks in the film before Chandor got Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum on board to star, but they’ve dropped the project, along with Paramount.
Below, learn more about what’s going on with Triple Frontier.
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The drug smuggling thriller Triple Frontier has been kicking around for about seven years now. Kathryn Bigelow was once attached to direct, but she moved on to a film about Bowe Bergdahl instead. During the years the project was kicking around, names like Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Johnny Depp were said to have shown interest in the film, and now the latter has circled back around to the project. Read More »
Following the acclaimed Zero Dark Thirty, the next project for director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal was supposed to be Triple Frontier at Paramount Pictures. The project had been developing for years, but then Bigelow and Boal decided to focus on a film about Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army Sergeant captured by the Taliban and held for five years before being released in a controversial prisoner exchange in 2014.
Now Triple Frontier may have a new director. Margin Call, All is Lost, and A Most Violent Year helmer J.C. Chandor is in early talks to direct the film. And it sounds like Will Smith and Tom Hanks, who have been linked to the project for years, may still end up being involved, too. Find out more about J.C. Chandor directing Triple Frontier below! Read More »
(UPDATE: Too good to be true, I guess. Mark Boal’s reps reached out to The Playlist and told them that both the Osama Bin Laden angle is wrong, as is the report that IM Global has worldwide rights. This twigged odd given that producer Charles Roven had recently said, as linked below, that Triple Frontier would shoot this spring. That seems to be the report to rely on now. Apologies for any confusion. Original article follows.)
Kathryn Bigelow and her co-writer on The Hurt Locker, Mark Boal, have been prepping two projects. One, Triple Frontier, was in development all of last year and is scheduled to shoot sometime in 2011 — either in the spring or not until fall, depending on where you get your info. The other is a low-budget international black-ops thriller that is currently without a publicly-announced title.
Which film will get made first? That’s been the question, and the latest info suggests that the international thriller is taking the lead. And the subject matter may involve Osama Bin Laden. Read More »
Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal‘s political action thriller Triple Frontier, which has Tom Hanks set to star, is one of the more promising films that might roll film this year. It takes place in the so-called ‘triple frontier’ where the borders of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil intersect, which is reportedly a gangland haven and source of terrorist funding.
But there has been some question about when the movie would actually shoot, and whether it might wait until the Bigelow and Boal team make another quickie political thriller. Now producer Charles Roven has given an update on the project, which suggests it might shoot sooner than we last thought. Read More »
Even before The Hurt Locker swept the late ’09 / early ’10 awards season, culminating with Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay wins, director Karthryn Bigelow and her co-producer and writer Mark Boal began work on another film. That picture, Triple Frontier (also briefly called Sleeping Dogs), has generated interest from major players like Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp.
But getting all the pieces together is taking time and a December/January shoot became a March 2011 shoot, and now the film won’t go before cameras until fall 2011. But there’s good news, as the Bigelow/Boal team are planning to make another smaller “international thriller” first. Read More »
After the long holiday weekend, it seems like Hollywood is back in full swing. Monday we had announcements of new projects for Mark Wahlberg, Halle Berry and Kevin Smith and Tuesday is more of the same. Though previously rumored, Tom Hanks has now been confirmed to star in Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to her Oscar-winning work in The Hurt Locker called Triple Frontier (or possibly Sleeping Dogs), Liam Neeson will star in An Ordinary Man from director Brad Silberling, Kirsten Dunst will hit the road with Hit Girl with the coming of age drama Hick and Mary J. Blige is in talks to star in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Read about each of these after the jump. Read More »
Just in case you thought there was any chance that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp would fail to re-team for Dark Shadows, this is the point where you forget it. The film has been a project on the actor’s wishlist for a long time, and while it has recently seemed like the planned January shoot might not happen, the movie isn’t going anywhere.
Now a new report says that the film will shoot starting in April 2011. That’s a push of a couple months, so what will it do to the rest of Johnny Depp’s possible film slate? Read More »
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Johnny Depp‘s schedule is packed, but when the chance comes up to work on a reality-based dramatic action thriller with the team that won last year’s Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture Oscars, you bet he’s going to try and make time.
So Mr. Depp is now in talks to join Sleeping Dogs (or Triple Frontier, depending upon whom you believe) from director Kathryn Bigelow and co-writer Mark Boal. Read More »
Kathryn Bigelow, who won the Best Director Oscar for her work on The Hurt Locker, which also won Best Picture, is working again with her Hurt Locker co-writer (and, ahem, Oscar winner) Mark Boal on Sleeping Dogs. The film has been taking some time to come together, but now has one very high-profile actor linked to a big role. Tom Hanks is said to be quite interested in the picture. Read More »