Tom Hanks Joins Kathryn Bigelow's Triple Frontier and the Wachowski's Cloud Atlas
12.01.10 by Ryan
Tom Hanks is heading for the Triple Frontier. Producer Charles Roven confirmed to ComingSoon that Hanks will be the first cast member to join Triple Frontier, director Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.
Bigelow will re-team with her Academy Award-winning Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal for a story about "the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge" and create "la triple frontera," a hotspot for organized crime. With Hanks joining the ranks, that's a lot of Academy Award winners standing around a craft services table, even before the rest of the cast is added.
Tom Hanks is starring in the film, and we're still looking to cast the other roles. We're hoping to start shooting the movie sometime in mid-March.
After Triple Frontier, Hanks will move on to Cloud Atlas, which The International director Tom Tykwer has been adapting from the David Mitchell novel for producers Andy and Lana Wachowski (née Larry). Hanks' casting was confirmed by (Academy Award-winning) actress Halle Berry, who spilled the news at a Q&A session following a screening of her upcoming Frankie & Alice.
I’m going to do a movie probably in the summer with the Wachowskis...A really interesting movie [that is] sort of [like] what they did for The Matrix, they have another really amazing idea that’s sort of gonna stretch our brains even further. And so I’m really excited about that and that’s probably gonna be in the summer. And that’s with Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman.
A September report from SlashFilm revealed that the Wachowski Siblings could direct Cloud Atlas themselves, and Berry's comments did not include Tykwer, who could potentially direct but perhaps will only write the script. Cloud Atlas is comprised of six loosely connected stories that range from the South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a post-apocalyptic future.
The two projects make Hanks a very busy actor next year, which will also see the release of Hanks' next directorial effort, Larry Crowne on July 1.