Ben Affleck & Oscar Isaac Sign Up for Netflix Crime Film


The streaming giant that is Netflix continues to line up bigger and bigger projects. Guess you have to expect it from a company boasting a 2018 spending budget of $8 billion.

Originally written by Mark Boal (In the Valley of Elah, The Hurt Locker), the long-gestating film project formerly known as Triple Frontier has been circling a start since 2010, with director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and actors Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Mark Walberg, Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum associated with it at one point or another.

The project moved from Paramount to Netflix last year, with filmmaker J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, A Most Violent Year) attached as director and writer. And now it’s finally set to go, with one strong cast to boot.

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Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal and Adria Arjona will be starring in the film, a crime-drama that follows five friends who reunite to take down a drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences that test their loyalties.

Cameras are set to begin rolling on March 26, with locations including Colombia, Hawaii and California.

The title of Triple Frontier refers the zone where the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet; a region that used to be a haven for organised crime since it’s hard to monitor. According to Deadline, the title may have to receive a new title, since “that area is no longer considered as dangerous as it was; tourists go there now.”

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