Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac to Star in JC Chandor's Crime Thriller

Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac to Star in JC Chandor's Crime Thriller

THR reports that Ben Affleck has signed on to star along with Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac for the Netflix movie formerly known as Triple Frontier, a crime drama that is now in pre-production.

The original title refers to the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil which is known as one of the world's largest havens for organized crime. With shooting on the project - which J.C. Chandor is now directing - scheduled to begin this summer, the movie's cast is currently training for the action-intense thriller.

The film has been in development hell since the 2000s. The project has always been a magnet for talent, and actors such as Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp have been associated with it. Early past year, when Paramount still had the film, Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy were in talks. The ensemble cast also includes Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy) and Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim Uprising).

J.C. Chandor will be directing the film, which is set to start filming on March 26. The rewritten story will focus on five friends who will find their friendship tested when they reunite to take down a South American drug lord. (The Justice League star "withdrew for personal reasons as he dealt with sobriety issues", according to Deadline, but he "put in the rehab time and is in shape.") Another Triple Frontier (or whatever) change: it's coming to Netflix.

It was previously reported that Mark Wahlberg has been approached to replace Affleck in Triple Frontier, but it's possible that delays on The Batman and/or other DC-related projects led to Affleck being available.

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