News Tidbits: ‘Triple Frontier’, ‘The Goldbergs’, Dean Koontz & More

Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum are in negotiations to co-star in J.C. Chandor‘s next cinematic offering, Triple Frontier. The Hollywood Reporter states that the South American crime drama does not yet have a start date in mind, but is slowly coming together. The film will essay a winding criminal tale centering on the three-way border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Chandor takes over the Atlas Entertainment project from director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal.

Kevin Smith is set to direct an episode of “The Goldbergs” this season. While at first that might seem like a big detour from his recent television forays on “The Flash” and “Supergirl“, fear not! Smith will have the honor of tackling an episode involving the “Batmania” that arose around the release of Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie. According to IGN, filming is expected to begin next week, although the episode currently lacks an airdate.

Deadline has revealed that famed horror/thriller novelist Dean Koontz is looking to get back into producing adaptations of his work at a more regular clip. Koontz was previously involved in a few film productions in the ’70s and ’80s, but the majority of the Koontz films rolled out in the ’90s. They have mostly tapered off since, with the last notable release being the 2013 Anton Yelchin-starrer, Odd Thomas. The author, who recently signed a publishing deal with Inkwell Management, will be teaming with Brillstein Entertainment for future film and television adaptations of his work. Here’s hoping we can get some more of his classic novels brought to life on the silver screen, as well as maybe a few re-adaptations of films such as Watchers, Phantoms, and Intensity.

Alan Ball‘s currently-untitled multiracial drama series for HBO has finally begun casting. Deadline is reporting that Jerrika Hinton, Raymond Lee, Daniel Zovatto, and Sosie Bacon have all joined Holly Hunter as co-stars of the Six Feet Under and True Blood creator’s latest show. The four will portray the adopted children of Hunter’s lawyer character. Her husband, a philosophy professor, has yet to be cast.