Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy may team up on Paramount’s upcoming thriller Triple Frontier.
Tatum has officially closed his deal to star in the South American crime thriller, while Hardy is in final negotiations to finalize his deal.
Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal developed the project in 2009, but Bigelow has since left, and was replaced by J.C. Chandor.
Boal is still on as a writer and producer.
Charles Roven and Alex Gartner of Atlas Entertainment are also producing.
The film is set in the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge — making “la triple frontera” difficult to monitor and a haven for organized crime.
The pic was originally supposed to be writer Boal and director Bigelow’s follow-up to “The Hurt Locker,” with actors including Tom Hanks, Will Smith, and Leonardo DiCaprio at one point showing interest in joining the ensemble. “Triple Frontier” was put on hold when Bigelow and Boal decided to move on to “Zero Dark Thirty,” with Bigelow eventually removing herself from the director’s chair to focus on other priorities.
Hardy can next be seen in FX’s “Taboo.”
Tatum was most recently seen in the Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” and just wrapped production on “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky.”