Once in the hands of Kathryn Bigelow, who with screenwriting partner Mark Boal has moved onto other projects, Paramount’s “Triple Frontier” may finally see the light under director J.C. Chandor.
According to Deadline, Chandor is in early talks to helm this thriller set at the titular organized crime crossroads of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Rumors, however, have been flying since the project surfaced at Paramount in 2010, when Bigelow and Boal were fielding actors including Tom Hanks and Will Smith to fill the film’s five leading roles. But Bigelow and Boal first pushed “Triple Frontier” aside for “Zero Dark Thirty” and now their upcoming drama about controversial rescued POW Bowe Bergdahl; Hanks and Smith, however, may be staying on.
Boal, who wrote the script, and Bigelow remain executive producers on “Triple Frontier,” with Charles Roven and Alex Gartner producing for Atlas Media. Variety notes that, while the deal remains open, production is eyed for January if Chandor is confirmed. This would be his first film to follow “A Most Violent Year.”
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