A Most Violent Year director J.C. Chandor is being courted to helm Paramount’s drama TRIPLE FRONTIER. The auteur is in early talks to direct following the exits of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, who were attached to direct and produce, respectively.
Plot details are limited, but the pic is set in the hot-button world of organized crime that prospers in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Boal also scripted the drama, which is also going by the title Sleeping Dogs. Tom Hanks and Will Smith are still rumored to be circling the project.
Chandor is new to the business, but has quickly established himself as a director to watch for. His current filmography consists of the thriller Margin Call, the Robert Redford drama All Is Lost, and the 2014 thriller A Most Violent Year, which starred Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. A Most Violent Year received immense critical love and won a slew of awards.
Chandor is currently scripting Peter Berg’s BP oil spill drama Deepwater Horizon and the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced thriller Portofino. He’ll next direct the Vince Lombardi biopic for Legendary Entertainment and is in talks to helm drama The Liar’s Ball.
He’s represented by CAA.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor