The J.C. Chandler production of Triple Frontier has had yet another blow to bare with both its leading men, Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum along with Paramount Pictures all pulling out of the film just before shooting was about to commence.
With production due to start this month, the reported cause of Hardy (who was only recently on our TV screens in Taboo) and Tatum departing this ill-fated picture is being put down to them both being unhappy with the latest version of the script – which quickly saw Paramount dis-associating themselves after losing their biggest stars with such a tight schedule to keep to.
Triple Frontier, which was penned by Kathryn Bigelow’s filmmaking partner Mark Boal is set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge – a haven for organised crime. Triple Frontier has been trying to get off the ground for over a decade and had Bigelow attached to direct for a number of those years before she pulled the plug on her involvement.
With Mark Boal still taking the screenwriting credit director J.C. Chandor (All is Lost, Margin Call) wanted a piece of the creative credit himself and went and added his own ideas to the script after he joined the film back in September of 2015. The film would be the director’s first since 2014’s “A Most Violent Year.”
The film, which was also set to star Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali, has seen the likes of Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks and Will Smith all attached at some point but all leaving the picture behind. Now it’s just a waiting game to see if Oscar nominated writer and director J.C. Chandor, who is at the helm, just gives up the ghost putting this film to bed once and for all.