Mark Wahlberg in Talks For Netflix’s Triple Frontier

Posted 2017/07/27 0 0

Mark Wahlberg is currently in talks to replace Ben Affleck in ‘Triple Frontier’.


Once again, it seems as if Triple Frontier has life in it yet as Deadline is reporting that Wahlberg is being lined up to replace Affleck, and he could be joined by a host of other big names, including, Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Pedro Pascal (Narcos) and Garrett Hedlund (Pan). J.C. Chandor, the Oscar-nominated writer and director behind Margin Call, All Is Lost and A Most Violent Year, remains attached to direct the film, originally written and developed by Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow. If everything goes smoothly, this news could put Triple Frontier in position to finally start production in August.

Described as a high-stakes ensemble project, the film is set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge, making "la triple frontera" difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.

The Triple Frontier movie has had a number of casting changes. Back in April, Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises) and Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street, Magic Mike) left the film and Paramount pulled out. Affleck has been in talks for the role since then. The Triple Frontier movie has actually been trying to get off the ground for almost a decade.

Among those attached to the Triple Frontier movie over the years are stars like Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks and Will Smith. Academy Award-winner Affleck is known for his work in films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice where he played Bruce Wayne/Batman, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor. He directed, co-produced and starred in Argo, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Wahlberg will next be seen in “Daddy’s Home 2,” and is currently in production on Ridley Scott’s ensemble drama “All the Money in the World.”