In the movie, Affleck sets out to rob a violent cartel along with a group of fellow ex-Special Forces operatives played by Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal.
The former operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers, these heroes are taking on a dangerous mission for their own selves instead of for their country.
“Make no mistake about it. You guys need to own the fact that we do not have the flag on our shoulders. You cannot go back to your normal life after tonight,” Affleck tells the assembled group.
When events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.
J.C. Chandor directed from a story by Mark Boal; Chandor and Boal wrote the script. Adria Arjona also stars.
The movie hits Netflix and select theaters in March.
The trailer shows Affleck’s character rounding up the team with promises of great riches, and their mission in Mexico. The robbery goes wrong and the team ends up with more money than they’d expected, trapped in hostile territory with no way out.
Triple Frontier is the latest major push by the streaming giant that has been backed by star involvement. Previously Netflix had produced the Will Smith-starrer Bright, Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box and Brad Pitt’s War Machine, in addition to a string of critically acclaimed hits in the last few months that include the Oscar nominated Roma and the Ballad of Buster Scruggs.