Paramount Pictures is still engaged in ongoing casting conversations for their upcoming feature film Triple Frontier. Although not a lot is known about the plot, Triple Frontier is set in the incredibly dangerous border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Iguazu and Panama Rivers converge - a location that has been cause for controversy throughout the years.
The project has been in development since 2010, with a number of high-profile names attached to star, but the latest report surfaced almost a year ago. Previously attached to the picture were Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Johnny Depp - it has been clear from the beginning that Paramount is looking to cast top tier talent.
Now, Deadline is reporting Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy are two of the actors in active negotiations to star in Triple Frontier. Writer Mark Boal, who won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) for The Hurt Locker, scripted the thriller; although Kathryn Bigelow was once attached to direct, JC Chandor (A Most Violent Year) has now stepped up, proving that the project's behind-the-scenes talent is just an impressive as the on screen talent currently circling the film.
This would be a big dramatic role for Tatum to take on. He has explored more serious roles in the past years, appearing in movies such as The Hateful Eight and Foxcatcher, and stepping a little more outside of the comedic leading man role he is known for from projects like 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike XXL. For Tom Hardy, it would set him up to take on another role set in a time and place of great conflict, such as the soldier he plays in Dunkirk. With his previous role as the scoundrel John Fitzgerald in The Revenant, there may be a chance that he will play Triple Frontier's villain.
Both Tatum and Hardy have proved over the course of their respective careers that they can carry the weight of a feature film on their own, as well as playing with an ensemble cast. At this point in time, they are equally on top of their game - Hardy with Taboo about to launch on FX and Tatum in the Kingsmen sequel coming out later this year - with the ability to draw a considerable audience into theaters for Triple Frontier.
That in mind, there has not been a lot of information about the characters and content to be highlighted in Triple Frontier, leaving questions about just how perfectly suited for available roles either actor may be. Plus, with the number of actors that have at one time been attached and since left the project, it will be interesting to note whether or not Tatum and Hardy remain circling.
We will keep you posted on Triple Frontier as more information becomes available.