Mahershala Ali Joins Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum in World’s Most Perfect Movie ‘Triple Frontier’
Last month, it was announced that Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum were in talks to team up for Triple Frontier, a film set in the crime-ridden border zone between three South American countries. It looks like they’re not only both a done deal, they’re also getting a third member to round out the cast: Moonlight and Luke Cage star and recent SAG Award winner Mahershala Ali.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ali is in talks for the film, which has been in the works for almost ten years. J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year) is on board to direct, and it already has a screenplay by Mark Boal, who collaborated with Kathryn Bigelow on The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. Bigelow was actually supposed to direct Triple Frontier after The Hurt Locker, but turned her attention to Zero Dark Thirty instead and then completely exited the project.
The title “Triple Frontier” takes its name from “la triple frontera,” a border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil that’s riddled with organized crime pockets and very difficult for law enforcement to get control of. The film is described as an “action-adventure,” which is a little different from what Bigelow and Boal are known for, but not much more than that is known about the plot, so we’ll see. If anything, a movie starring Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy, and Mahershala Ali is bound to get audiences in seats no matter what. Maybe, instead of 3-D glasses, they’ll have personal fans to hand out before you go into the theater.