Tom Hanks Heads For Kathryn Bigelow's 'Triple Frontier'

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Tom Hanks is running for the border.

A few borders, in fact, as "Triple Frontier" refers to the border zone of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, a hot spot for organized crime due to its peculiar geography that makes it hard to monitor.

It's also the setting for Kathryn Bigelow's highly anticipated follow-up to "The Hurt Locker." Filming is scheduled to begin in March, with Hanks being the first big name to join the cast, according to

The ensemble crime drama is still looking for a few good men, with names like Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner being tossed around.

Hey, when you're the Oscar-winning director of "The Hurt Locker," you can get pretty much whoever you want.

We'd love to say that Hanks joined Bigelow's project because he loves "Point Break" and all that it taught him about how to truly live, but that's probably not the case.

Hanks is currently in post-production on "Larry Crowne," which he wrote, directed and stars in. Another "triple frontier" of sorts!