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
ETOnline.com — Fans may have been pleased with their show-stopping shirtless beach pics, but the hunks of Triple Frontier weren’t so thrilled when they saw their buff bods making headlines!
ET’s Nischelle Turner thanked Ben Affleck and his Triple Frontier co-stars for the hot pics while catching up with the actors ahead of the action-thriller’s premiere on Wednesday.
“You’re welcome. No-one was happier than us,” Affleck responded as the rest of the guys burst into laughter.
“They told us that was a private beach!” Garrett Hedlund explained of the snaps, which were taken in Hawaii in March 2018, while the actors were in town to shoot the film.
After seeing the images go public, it seems some of the stars were quietly cringing.
“I mean, they were humiliating,” Charlie Hunnam said. “We’re in our Speedos, like wrestling!”
“Marginally more humiliating for you, but I still got my share,” Hunnam added after Hedlund pointed out he was on the bottom of the wrestling scenario.
The fun photos captured the close bond formed by the lads while shooting the Netflix film, which follows a group of former special op soldiers who set to rob a South American drug cartel of millions of dollars.
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!
Check out high quality screen captures of Charlie as King Arthur from the 2017 film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword along with screen captures from the DVD extras.
I’ll be adding screen captures from his other recent films very soon, so stay tuned.
Deadline.com — In the biggest deal to emerge from the 2019 EFM, STX has finalized a deal for U.S. rights to Guy Ritchie’s Miramax pic Bush — formerly known as Toff Guys — for around $7M.
Multiple suitors were in the mix for the star-studded crime-comedy, whose cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding and Michelle Dockery. The deal was in the works in Berlin and has just been completed.
While the EFM was relatively sedate in comparison to a blockbuster Sundance, this is one of the biggest deals ever to come out of the Berlin market which wrapped last week. In 2016 Paramount paid around $10M for Suburbicon while TWC bought The Imitation Game for $7M in 2014.
Written by Ritchie with Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson, Bush returns the Brit filmmaker to his Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch roots. But with a twist. Ritchie also produces the film which follows a very British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. Currently in post-production, the film is likely to launch later this year.
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
Good news for those of you in the Texas area! Charlie has been announced for the upcoming FAN EXPO Dallas which takes place May 3rd thru May 5th, 2019 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
You can purchase your tickets here: fanexpodallas.com