"Triple Frontier" will be set in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where two rivers meet. That zone is difficult to monitor, making it a popular haven for organized crime.
The project has been around since 2009. The thriller will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Ali has had a strong year. He starred in Oscar contenders "Moonlight" and "Hidden Figures," and also appeared in Netflix's "Luke Cage." He will also star in the Sundance breakout "Roxanne Roxanne" and is currently shooting Robert Rodriguez's "Alita: Battle Angel."
He is represented by WME, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.