Since Triple Frontier was announced back in 2009, the project has experienced several changes in regards to the film’s director, producers, and potential actors. As of now, little-to-no details surrounding the film are finalized, yet rumors from last year say Johnny Depp will lead the film’s cast and the film has a conclusive director in J.C. Chandor and a writer in Mark Boal. However, a new rumor has arisen courtesy of Variety stating Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum may join Depp. Hardy and Tatum are currently in the early stages of negotiations and no details have yet to be released to the public, whether that includes details regarding their roles or whether the two famed actors will have time to fit the film into their packed schedules.
Although many fans would likely be on board to see a Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum team-up, it is likely difficult for Atlas Entertainment to cast both of the stars at the same time as a result of their upcoming slate of films. Tom Hardy will soon star in Christopher Nolan’s latest film Dunkirk, he is currently attached to Josh Trank’s Fonzo, an upcoming Antarctic exploration film in Shackleton, and it is rumored he will reprise his role as Max Rockatansky in a Mad Max sequel. Tatum has his own busy schedule ahead of him, as he will soon star in the Kingsman sequel, he is currently developing a comedy musical with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the Men in Black/21 Jump Street crossover will begin pre-production soon, he is set to star in the Splash remake, and he is still attached to the possibility of a Gambit film, although that is still up in the air.
Despite Triple Frontier‘s long-standing history of changes during its early stages of development, there still have yet to be any concrete details regarding the plot or characters released to the public. All that is currently known is inferred by the title. Triple Frontier refers to the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil which has a reputation for being a hot-spot for organized crime and terrorism. However, J.C. Chandor’s film will not be the first time the tri-border area has been seen in popular culture. It has been featured in several television shows as well as being a prominent plot detail for the film Miami Vice.
Triple Frontier, directed by J.C. Chandor and written by Mark Boal, currently has no release date.