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Monday December 6, 2010

Tom Hanks to Star in Kathryn Bigelow’s Controversial Latin America Film

Hollywood star Tom Hanks will appear in a new film directed by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), a film that has sparked some controversy in Latin America.

Producer Charles Roven confirmed “Tom Hanks is starring in the film” and added that “We’re still looking to cast other roles. We’re hoping to start shooting the movie sometime in mid-March.”

Bigelow, the auteur behind this year’s Best Picture Oscar wants to examine the area where Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil meet; “Triple Frontier” will focus on the shared border between the nations, a region thought to be a center for terror financing, and a hub for illegal contraband trade.  The theme of the movie has angered the tourism ministries of Argentina and Paraguay. 

Both countries have refused to collaborate with the production, citing concerns that the scope of the film could mare the perception of the countries by foreign visitors, affecting tourism.