Producer Charles Roven has confirmed to ComingSoon.net that Tom Hanks will appear in Kathryn Bigelow's THE HURT LOCKER follow-up, TRIPLE FRONTIER. It's reportedly an ensemble piece set in the difficult-to-monitor tri-border region shared by Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, where organized crime and terrorist outfits flourish with relative impunity. Academy Award-winner (for THE HURT LOCKER) Mark Boal will write the screenplay.
The film is likely to undergo a title change (it's also been referred to as SLEEPING DOGS), and will most certainly not be shooting in Paruguay or Argentina, as the governments of those two nations have expressed outrage over the project's negative portrayal of the region.
Last October, it was reported that Bigelow and Roven were also considering Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Will Smith, Jeremy Renner, Javier Bardem and Christian Bale for five significant male roles. Take that, Robert Downey, Jr.