The trailer for the long-awaited “Triple Frontier” is finally here. Dating all the way back to 2009, the project has gone through many iterations of directors and casts, and even had Paramount drop the film, only to be picked up by Netflix.
What’s more, it was even reported that star Ben Affleck had at one point left the project, but he’s here in the first look for the film (though sadly his back tattoo is absent from the teaser).
Affleck stars with Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garret Hedlund and Pedro Pascal in a story of a group of former Special Forces operatives who reunite to plan a heist of a drug lord’s stash of money in South America, but do so for themselves rather than on behalf of their country.
“You guys need to own the fact that we do not have the flag on our shoulders,” Affleck says in the film. “You cannot go back to your normal life after tonight.”
Directed by J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call,” “All Is Lost,” “A Most Violent Year”) and written by Mark Boal (“The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) the film plays on some of the economic hardships and income inequality experienced by some of America’s veterans.
“You’ve been shot five times for your country, you can’t even afford to send your kids to college,” Isaac’s character says in the trailer. “If we accomplished half of what we accomplished in any other profession, we’d be set for life.”
“Triple Frontier” debuts on Netflix and in select theaters in March 2019. Watch the first trailer, which debuted during NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” above.