If you watch a lot of Netflix films, you may have noticed the original movies they’ve been producing have been getting a lot better. This trend continues with director J.C. Chandor’s Triple Frontier. Loaded with some fantastic actors – Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal – the action-thriller, written by Chandor and Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), centers on a group of former Special Forces operatives that decide to steal a South American drug lord’s money. while you’ve seen a ton of movies about big heists, what’s refreshing about Triple Frontier is that most of the film takes place after they’ve done the job. Trust me; if you have Netflix, you absolutely want to check this movie out. For more on Triple Frontier, you can read Vinnie Mancuso’s review or watch the trailer.
Shortly after seeing the film, I got to sit down with Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven, Alex Gartner and Andy Horwitz to talk about producing Triple Frontier. They talked about the long road bringing this project to life, what was it about the material that kept them working on it for so many years, how the project landed at Netflix, if it came close to going with other actors in the lead roles, if the film changed in the editing room, how they landed Guy Norris for 2nd unit, the 3rd act twist and how it happened, and so much more. In addition, with Roven, Gartner and Horwitz involved in many other projects, we also talked about the Wonder Woman 1984 release date change, the status of director Dan Trachtenberg’s Uncharted movie, and what’s up with Shane Black’s The Destroyer.
Check out what they had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.
Charles Roven, Alex Gartner and Andy Horwitz:
- They talk about the long development process.
- How close did it come to getting made with other actors in the roles?
- What was it about the material that kept them working on it for so many years?
- Did the story/script change a lot during the long development process?
- How did the film land at Netflix?
- Did they do test screenings?
- How did the film change in the editing room?
How did they get Guy Norris for 2nd unit?
- Doing in camera effects and practical stunts.
- The 3rd act twist and how it happened.
- Why did the Wonder Woman 1984 release date change?
- What’s going on with Uncharted?
- What’s the status of Shane Black’s The Destroyer?
Here’s the official synopsis for Triple Frontier:
A group of former Special Forces operatives (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal) reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival. Directed by Academy Award® nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year) and co-written by Chandor and Academy Award® winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).