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Before they re-team for Paramount's big budget ensemble crime drama "Triple Frontier", "The Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal are tackling a smaller scale international thriller project first reports Variety.
The pair are currently shopping around an indie project dealing with black ops that will be based on a true story and will "tap into recent news events". Bigelow will direct from a script by Boal.
This film would be shot before filming kicks off on 'Frontier' next Fall and the pair are currently seeking financing. The approach they're taking is said to bare a similarity to their approach on "The Hurt Locker" which cost just over $10 million.
It will also allow them more time to lock down the cast members they want for the four key roles in 'Frontier'. Tom Hanks is committed to the film, Johnny Depp would like to do it but has signed on to Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" as his next project.