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Netflix may revive Triple Frontier and offer Ben & Casey Affleck lead roles

05.01.2017

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Just weeks after Paramount Pictures, Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum dropped out of J.C. Chandor's TRIPLE FRONTIER and seemingly shelved the movie for good, it appears that there may be some life left in the project after all. Deadline reports that there have been ongoing conversations with "several suitors" in regards to rescuing TRIPLE FRONTIER, and that the talks with Netflix are the most promising at the moment.

Obviously nothing is set in stone and Deadline mentions that TRIPLE FRONTIER still needs to formally disengage from Paramount, but should this deal with Netflix go through, it's said that the streaming service would offer the lead roles vacated by Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum to Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck. The pair would join Mahershala Ali (MOONLIGHT), who, at the moment, is still attached to the film. The reason for the departure of the previous leads, as well as the studio, apparently came about when J.C. Chandor's recent draft of Mark Boal's script didn't exactly thrill Tom Hardy or Channing Tatum, with Hardy in particular asking for "extensive changes." If Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy didn't bite, I can't imagine that the Affleck brothers would either without some changes. Still, this news does offer a faint avenue of hope for those who need a little TRIPLE FRONTIER in their lives.

TRIPLE FRONTIER has been through its fair share of issues over the years; the project was originally intended to be Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to THE HURT LOCKER and even attracted interest from actors like Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio. Once the decision was made to move forward with ZERO DARK THIRTY instead, the film was put on hold before Kathryn Bigelow eventually left TRIPLE FRONTIER behind altogether. The film is set in the "notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge — making “la triple frontera” difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime."

As for future projects, Casey Affleck has A GHOST STORY set to debut on July 7, 2017 and Ben Affleck has JUSTICE LEAGUE on November 17, 2017.

Source: Deadline

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12:14AM on 05/02/2017

Ben Casey

Duh, I just got it.
Duh, I just got it.
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10:33PM on 05/01/2017
Casey is an upgrade over Tatum, but Ben is a downgrade from Hardy.
Casey is an upgrade over Tatum, but Ben is a downgrade from Hardy.
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9:20PM on 05/01/2017
I think having these two instead is much more of an improvement, in my opinion.
I think having these two instead is much more of an improvement, in my opinion.
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5:28AM on 05/02/2017
You're a fucking clown tho
You're a fucking clown tho
8:44PM on 05/01/2017
They would have better chance at success in polishing the script a little more until Hardy and Tatum would want to be on board (I mean come on, your script got rejected by effing Channing Tatum for crap sake!) rather than recast it with the Affleck brothers. No offense to them, but while Casey is okay in most of the roles he's in Ben can only shine when the script is pure Oscar gold.
They would have better chance at success in polishing the script a little more until Hardy and Tatum would want to be on board (I mean come on, your script got rejected by effing Channing Tatum for crap sake!) rather than recast it with the Affleck brothers. No offense to them, but while Casey is okay in most of the roles he's in Ben can only shine when the script is pure Oscar gold.
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10:02PM on 05/01/2017
I wouldn't say that Gone Girl had an Oscar caliber script. Heck, Batman v Superman had an outright bad script and Ben still came off good in that. It's also tough to say whether, J.C. Chandor wrote an actually "bad" script for just merely one that wasn't commercial enough for the attached parties. I'm not saying that Hardy is overly concerned with being in box office hits (hence projects like "Locke"), but if this is being touted as a high budget thriller, then I could see him not wanting
I wouldn't say that Gone Girl had an Oscar caliber script. Heck, Batman v Superman had an outright bad script and Ben still came off good in that. It's also tough to say whether, J.C. Chandor wrote an actually "bad" script for just merely one that wasn't commercial enough for the attached parties. I'm not saying that Hardy is overly concerned with being in box office hits (hence projects like "Locke"), but if this is being touted as a high budget thriller, then I could see him not wanting another bomb on his record.
10:34PM on 05/01/2017
Gone Girl is definitely an Oscar caliber script. Great adaptation of the book.
Gone Girl is definitely an Oscar caliber script. Great adaptation of the book.
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