If securing the services of Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum, alongside director JC Chandor is not enough to get a movie made, then everyone else may as well give up. Triple Frontier has been in the works for some years. So it is long overdue. And now the expected production will be the first time the mega stars of the industry will work together.
The Paramount crime drama/thriller has been sitting in a state of peril as Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have been putting the pieces in place as far back as 2009. Set in South America, Zero Dark Thirty's Bigelow dropped out as Chandor stepped into her shoes as director. Atlas Entertainment's own Charles Roven and Alex Gartner have signed on to produce while names like Tom Hanks, Will Smith, and Leonardo DiCaprio were once floated for the project that stalled over the 8-year hiatus.
Drug Runners Without Borders
The giant South American nations of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil are separated by the Iguazu and Parana rivers where they eventually converge to create a hot spot of activity, legal or otherwise. This is where the movie derives it's title from, primed for organized crime to flourish without the eyes of law on them.
The remainder of the cast is yet to be determined and, with both actor's commitments to other projects, the scheduling is not laid out. Tatum has just wrapped work on Logan Lucky, which followed on his role in the Cohen Brother's picture Hail, Caesar! Modern crime dramas don't always come off at the box office but will surely maintain a lot of buzz going in with Hardy and Tatum starring front and center of the flick.
Tom Changes Tune On Rom-Coms
Not faring too well after his experience in This Means War, Hardy explained back in 2014 to USA Today that romantic comedies were not exactly his cup of tea.
"(I) probably won’t do a romantic comedy again,” argued the Englishman. "(I just felt) so miserable doing it.”
Fast forward to 2017 and, with a couple of children of his own, he has softened his approach. “Yeah, of course I would, I would love that!” replied Hardy. While his kids are such a major part of his life, he won't let them near a screen that has him on it.
“My kids can’t watch anything I’ve been in," Hardy stated. "I can’t let them watch The Dark Knight Rises. Don’t get me wrong — they are just too young. They can’t watch Mad Max! My son would have nightmares. We watched Star Wars recently and we watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”