Joe Padilha Heads to Tri-Border


Elite Squad director Jose Padilha has his sights set on Tri-Border, an action thriller from screenwriter Nick Schenk, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

Padilha is primarily known for his successful Brazilian films, Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within, though he was recently confirmed to be attached to MGM’s reboot of RoboCop as well. Schenk is best known as the writer of Gran Torino.

The film is said to deal with a DEA Agent who is, as punishment for a drug raid against a US Senator’s son, sent from Boston to Paraguay and is forced to operate within the infamous triple-border between that nation, Brazil and Argentina.