Tom Hanks is the first official cast member to join Triple Frontier, producer Charles Roven confirmed to ComingSoon.net this morning in an exclusive interview.
“Tom Hanks is starring in the film,” Roven said, “and we’re still looking to cast the other roles. We’re hoping to start shooting the movie sometime in mid-March.”
The film, the follow-up from The Hurt Locker director and writer Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, is an ensemble picture set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge — making “la triple frontera” difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.
Recent rumors had also suggested that Triple Frontier would be retitled to Sleeping Dogs. Though Roven did not speak specifically about the title change, he referred to the project by the former title.