Forbes.com — “If you’re feeding people McDonald’s every day, all they’re going to want to eat is McDonald’s,” muses 38-year-old actor Charlie Hunnam in an attempt to illustrate the environment that gave rise to streaming services like Netflix. “The studios have created the situations that they’re now claiming to be victims of,” he goes on. “They created this expectation of ground spectacle when you go to see a film in the theater. [But] people are hungry for a wide variety of programming and, if you’re only going to deliver this to us in the theater experience, then we’ll look elsewhere to get everything else that we’re craving.”
Hopefully, what the public is craving includes Triple Frontier, a new Netflix film about a team of former Special Forces operatives that get back into the game to steal a drug kingpin’s fortune in South America. Hunnam is one fifth of that team, alongside Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal and Garrett Hedlund, who joins Hunnam in a downtown Manhattan hotel room a few days before the movie’s premiere to discuss their respective roles and more.
The two actors, who play brothers in the movie, go way back. When first tapped to star in the film, “there was just a little bit of an issue about which one of us [director] J.C. Chandor would hire because he felt that we were too similar in sensibility and appearance because the characters weren’t written as brothers,” recalls Hunnam. “I got a call saying [Chandor] was […] considering making these two characters brothers and would I be willing to play with Charlie?,” remembers Hedlund. “I said, do you know that Charlie and I have known each other for 15 years and have been super close friends?”
That camaraderie deepened while shooting the film, which required the cast to train with Special Forces. “It was great,” reminisces 34-year-old Hedlund. “It was a great thing to go through together, especially when you’re doing a thing about five guys that really deals with a lot of brotherhood and they had all fought and trained together and been familiar with each other and had a very strong bond.” Continue reading
Charlie and his Triple Frontier co-star Ben Affleck stopped by The TODAY Show to promote their new Netflix film on March 4th. You can check out stills, screen captures and the video interview below in case you missed it!
Charlie was photographed during the Triple Frontier Photocall which took place on March 3rd in New York. You can check out the photos in the gallery now 🙂
On March 3rd, Charlie and his costars attended the World Premiere of Netflix’s Original Film Triple Frontier in New York. You can check out over 300 high quality photos in the gallery now!
Triple Frontier will be available on Netflix and in select theaters March 13th.
You can watch on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/80192187
EmpireOnline.com — With his previous three films, J.C. Chandor announced himself as a sharp and talented director, crafting compelling dramas and drawing stellar performances from A-listers. Now he’s following up Margin Call, All Is Lost and A Most Violent Year with Netflix action-drama Triple Frontier, assembling a star-studded cast including Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund. They play a group of former special ops soldiers facing financial hardship, choosing to resolve their situation by pulling off a heist against a notorious Colombian cartel kingpin. Safe to say, it won’t be easy.
Speaking in the new issue of Empire, Chandor explained that Triple Frontier balances action spectacle with character drama and underlying social commentary, exploring the impact that military experience has on war veterans – and the wider US population. “In my mind, the film was a play on some of those action movies with a kind of moral or ethical dilemma at their core,” Chandor tells Empire, “as well as an idea of masculinity, and what makes you valuable to yourself, your family and society.”
Read more about Triple Frontier in the Captain Marvel issue of Empire, on sale from Thursday 24 January and available to order online here.
Charlie and his co-star Rami Malek were interviewed by Last Call with Carson Daly while doing press for their new film Papillon which aired on September 5th. In case you missed it you can check out high quality screen captures and video below: