Jeff Labrecque
October 06, 2010 AT 04:25 PM EDT

Tom Hanks might be joining Kathryn Bigelow in her first film since her Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker. Bigelow and Locker screenwriter Mark Boal have been working on Sleeping Dogs, previously titled Triple Frontier, for more than a year. The story takes place in a lawless region of South America near the borders of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Sean Penn and Jeremy Renner have also been rumored to be interested in the project.

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