Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac to star in drug thriller Triple Frontier

Ben Affleck Oscar Isaac

Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac to star in drug thriller Triple Frontier

The Netflix film has been in development since 2010, and has had actors drop out, names rumoured, and directors changed. They'll be working from a script that Chandor reworked based on previous drafts from Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).

The film will star Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund, Adria Arjona, and Ben Affleck, who, like his brother, dropped out, but he's since returned.

The movie is an action-adventure set on the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, and production was supposed to start in the summer, but apparently, they're getting an early start on the project for Netflix to stream sometime in 2019.

J.C. Chandor is sitting in the director's seat for the picture that will begin shooting March 26 in locales such as Hawaii, California and Colombia.

The project has been around since the 2000s, when it was developed as a directing vehicle for Kathryn Bigelow.

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That permutation didn't pan out, but in January 2017 it appeared the film had new life with Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy eyeing starring roles.

Charles Roven (Wonder Woman, American Hustle), Alex Gartner and Andy Horwitz are producing via Atlas Entertainment. We last wrote about this one when the picture fell apart after Affleck withdrew for personal reasons as he dealt with sobriety issues. Executive producers are Thomas Hayslip, Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb.

The crime-thriller, which is actually still as yet untitled, is set in South America as five friends reunite to take down a drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.

Chandor rewrote the script originally by Mark Boal.

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