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:
On August 19th Charlie joined co-star Rami Malek and director Michael Noer for the premiere of their film Papillon in West Hollywood. You can check out photos from the event in the gallery now.
I’ve added an additional 9 high quality stills of Charlie as Henri ‘Papillon’ Charrière from Papillon into the gallery.
I’ve added high quality production stills of Charlie as Henri “Papillon” Charrière in addition to the films promotional artwork and official trailer screen captures into the gallery. In case you haven’t seen it, check out the official trailer below.
Papillon hits theaters on August 24th
Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books “Papillon” and “Banco”, PAPILLON follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape, ultimately resulting in a bond of lasting friendship.
I’ve added high quality photos of Charlie seen on the set of his latest film Triple Frontier which was filming in Hawaii as of last month. You can check those out in the gallery now.
On March 26th, Charlie along with his Triple Frontier co-stars Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Issac, and Pedro Pascal were seen on the beach in Hawaii while training for their upcoming film. Charlie was photographed applying sunscreen before stepping out under the hot sun to work with trainers on the film set.
Triple Frontier about five friends who reunite to take down a South American drug lord is set for release in 2019.