October 6, 2010 / 3:39 AM / 8 years ago

Tom Hanks circling "Sleeping Dogs"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tom Hanks may be the first actor to board “Sleeping Dogs,” Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to “The Hurt Locker.”

The Paramount Pictures project was previously known as “Triple Frontier” and reunites Bigelow with her “Hurt Locker” screenwriter, Mark Boal.

The story is set in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, which is a haven for organized crime, and centers on five men of various ages working in the zone.

The project became a hot property in the wake of “Hurt Locker’s” six Oscars, including the trophies for best picture and director.

Many actors’ names have popped up in association with “Dogs,” among them Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Sean Penn and Jeremy Renner.

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