Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow’s next movie is set to take place in the Triple Frontier region between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil has been the source of local controversy as both Argentina and Paraguay have refused to cooperate, fearing the movie could derail tourism to the area, which is home to the Iguazu Falls. However, the movie, now called “Sleeping Dogs” is on schedule to start shooting in February 2011 and Hollywood is awash in rumors about who will be the leading man.
Right now, Tom Hanks and Johny Depp are considering the lead role.
Sleeping Dogs is penned by The Hurt Locker scribe Mark Boal, the film is set within an organized crime district between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil while focusing on the lives of five men who work in said area. The film is set to begin production early next year and, while an offer is yet to be extended Hanks’ way, Heat Vision reports that the two-time Oscar winner is currently in talks with Bigelow to play one of the five principal leads.
The report also mentions Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Renner as names mentioned alongside the project at one point or another.