It has been nearly five years since producer Charles Roven confirmed to ComingSoon.net two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks’ involvement in the ensemble drama project, Triple Frontier, and there’s still no definitive timetable on when the film may finally head into production. Deadline has an update today, however, reporting that, while Hanks appears to remain interested in headlining, formerly-attached director Kathryn Bigelow has moved on. Replacing her, the outlet claims, is likely to be J.C. Chandor, the Academy Award-nominated writer and director behind Margin Call, All Is Lost and, most recently, A Most Violent Year.
The film was initially planned to serve as a follow-up to The Hurt Locker with Bigelow again helming from a script by Mark Boal. An ensemble picture, the story is 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.
Although a number of A-list names have been tied to the project over the years, today’s report seems to suggest that, in addition to Hanks, Will Smith has his sights set on being a part of the Triple Frontier ensemble. Check back for confirmations and further updates as they become available.
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