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Triple Frontier is an upcoming 2019 American action thriller film directed by J. C. Chandor, with a screenplay by Chandor and Mark Boal, from a story by Boal. The film stars Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal. The film is scheduled to be released by Netflix in select theaters on March 6, 2019, before its worldwide streaming release on March 13. Loyalties are tested when five friends, all military veterans, reunite to rob a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.
|Directed by||J. C. Chandor|
|Story by||Mark Boal|
|Edited by||Ron Patane|
Triple Frontier is an upcoming 2019 American action thriller film directed by J. C. Chandor, with a screenplay by Chandor and Mark Boal, from a story by Boal. The film stars Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal.
The film is scheduled to be released by Netflix in select theaters on March 6, 2019, before its worldwide streaming release on March 13.
Loyalties are tested when five friends, all military veterans, reunite to rob a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.
In October 2010, Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp entered into "talks" to join the cast of the film, to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow from a screenplay by Mark Boal with shooting set to commence in early 2011. In November 2010, Hanks officially was cast. Production lagged, and, in June 2015, it was announced that J. C. Chandor was in talks to direct the film for Paramount Pictures, while Bigelow left because she wanted to focus on her film about Bowe Bergdahl. Both Hanks and Will Smith were in talks for the lead roles. The film, alternately titled Sleeping Dogs, would be produced by Roven and Alex Gartner through Atlas Entertainment. In September 2015, Chandor officially signed on to helm the film. On January 20, 2016, it was reported that Depp was once again in early talks to star in the film, while Hanks' attachment was yet to be confirmed, and Smith had left due to scheduling conflicts filming Collateral Beauty.
In January 2017, it was reported that Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy were in talks to join the film, with Depp and Hanks no longer up for roles. In February 2017, Mahershala Ali joined the cast, with Tatum and Hardy also officially signed on. On April 12, 2017, a month before shooting was set to commence, it was reported that Triple Frontier had been dropped by Paramount, and Tatum and Hardy no longer would be a part of the cast, while Ali and Adria Arjona were still attached to star.
On May 1, 2017, it was reported that Netflix was in negotiations to acquire the rights to the film with Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in negotiations for the roles Hardy and Tatum vacated, with Ali and Arjona remaining on the project. Ben Affleck exited the film in early July 2017, due to personal reasons. On July 26, 2017, it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was in talks to join the film in the role Affleck vacated, along with Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal, with Arjona still attached to the project. Principal production was set to commence in August 2017, in Hawaii and Colombia.
On March 19, 2018, it was announced that Triple Frontier, potentially to be retitled, would commence principal production on March 26, 2018, in Oahu, Hawaii. Ben Affleck had signed back on to star, cast with Oscar Isaac, Hunnam, Hedlund, Pascal, and Arjona. Ali had been forced to drop out of the project when production was delayed.
The film had its world premiere in New York City on March 3, 2019. It is scheduled to be released in select theaters on March 6, before its worldwide Netflix release a week later on March 13.
Triple Frontier received positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 70% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 40 reviews, with a weighted average of 6.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "An outstanding cast and ambitious story help Triple Frontier overcome an uneven narrative -- and elevate the end result above a crowded field of grim and gritty heist thrillers." On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 62 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".