Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal Are Set To Star In J.C Chandor’s Drug Thriller
Ben Affleck (Justice League, Live by Night), Oscar Isaac (The Last Jedi, Anhiliation) and Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) are heading into the Jungle courtesy of Netflix.
The three actors are set to star in the project formerly known as Triple Frontier, the long-in-the-works crime drama that focuses on the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, a zone known as one of the world’s largest havens for organized crime. The film will be set in South America and will tell the story of five friends whose loyalties are tested after they reunite to take down a drug lord, which ends up unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.
Written and directed by J.C. Chandor (All is Lost, A Most Violent Year), with a script that he rewrote from Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker), the film is set to start production in just a couple of days, March 26, in Hawaii, California and Colombia.
The project has been in development since 2010, with Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) as the director and Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp in talks to star it.
Last year, back when the project was still in Paramount’s hands, both Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy were in talks to star it as well, However, when the project moved to Netflix, Ben Affleck was eyed to star.
The cast also includes Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Adria Arjona.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter