Praise Netflix! It seems that the latest film from acclaimed director J.C. Chandor, Triple Frontier, may have just been saved by the subscription service after it seemed the project had died last month.

The film, which has been written by Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker), details the story of “drug-running on the border between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil” was set to be made at Paramount Pictures but a few weeks ago the film was scrapped by the studio after a change in management, and left its future in making it to the big screen looking grim. This is despite Chandor having secured the services of Tom Hardy (Taboo), Channing Tatum (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), though the latter is still attached.

In fact, Will Smith (Suicide Squad), Johnny Depp (Black Mass) and Tom Hanks (The Circle) had circled the project at one time or another.

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But now it seems that Netflix has stepped in to save the project and while no deal is yet in place, it seems they are the most likely destination should everything go to plan. Indeed, they may have also lined up replacements in the casting department with Oscar Winners Ben Affleck (Justice League) and Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) in early talks to join the film, which would mark the first time since 2000 that the brothers have appeared on-screen together. They had previously worked together as actor-director on Gone Baby Gone, for which Ben made his directorial debut.

Chandor has become one of the hottest up-and-coming directors in Hollywood in recent years: his 2000 debut Margin Call earned huge acclaim, as did his follow-up All is Lost, which starred the legendary Robert Redford. He returned with 2014’s A Most Violent Year, which again received glowing reviews, and starred Oscar Isaac (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Jessica Chastain (The Zookeeper’s Wife).