‘Triple Frontier’s Charlie Hunnam & Garrett Hedlund on Why Netflix Movies Should Be Eligible for Oscars

     March 16, 2019

If you watch a lot of Netflix films, you may have noticed the original movies they’ve been producing have been getting a lot better. This trend continues with director J.C. Chandor’s Triple Frontier. Loaded with some fantastic actors – Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal – the action-thriller, written by Chandor and Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), centers on a group of former Special Forces operatives that decide to steal a South American drug lord’s money. However, while you’ve seen a ton of movies about a group of people that decide to do a big heist, what’s refreshing about Triple Frontier is most of the film takes place after they’ve done the job. Trust me; if you have Netflix, you absolutely want to check this movie out. For more on Triple Frontier, you can read Vinnie Mancuso’s review or watch the trailer.


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Shortly after seeing the film, I got to sit down with Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund. They talked about working with second unit director Guy Norris (his incredible resume here) and his emphasis on practical stunts without CGI, how the film features stunts you’ve never seen before, why Netflix is so great for the consumer and for people that don’t live near a movie theater, their thoughts on whether or not Netflix films should be eligible for Academy Awards, and more.

Check out what they had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.

Charlie Hunnam & Garrett Hedlund:

  • Their thoughts on whether a Netflix movie should be eligible for an Oscar
  • How no matter where you live Netflix provides a way for everyone to see the same movie on the same day or whenever you want to see it.
  • What was it like working with second unit director Guy Norris and doing practical stunts?

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