Kevin Michael Costner, or Kevin Costner as the fans know him, is an American actor, director, producer, and musician. Born on January 18, 1955, this actor-director is an established Hollywood star with accolades that include two Oscars, one Primetime Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Costner’s first performance was in the 1981 movie Sizzle Beach, USA. This was followed by several minor roles.
However, what really saw Costner shoot towards stardom was his portrayal of the Prohibition Agent Eliott Ness, who took down feared Chicago mobster Al Capone, in the 1987 movie ‘The Untouchables‘. This was followed by one of the most successful phases in Costner’s career, which saw him starring in films like ‘Bull Durham’, ‘Field of Dreams’, ‘JFK’. He also starred in ‘Dances With Wolves’ around the same time and bagged two Oscars. He also starred in ‘The Bodyguard’ opposite Whitney Houston and ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’. This glorious period was followed by a slump in his career, which came when Costner produced and starred in ‘Waterworld’ which was the most expensive film ever made at that time. Unfortunately for him, the movie tanked. This was followed by another failure in ‘The Postman’. Ever the seasoned actor, Costner tried to turn this around with stellar performances in later films like ‘Mr. Brooks’ and ‘McFarland, USA’, but never quite regained the star status. Recent notable performances from Costner have included ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Hidden Figures‘ and ‘Molly’s Game’. In television, Costner gave a stellar performance in the 2012 miniseries ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ which won him his first Emmy.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Kevin Costner movie ? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Kevin Costner film scheduled to release in 2019. We can only hope that the latest Kevin Costner movie would be as good as some of his recent ones.
The Highwaymen (2019)
‘The Highwaymen’ is an upcoming crime drama that is scheduled to release on March 29, 2019. The film follows the story of two retired Texas Rangers who are commissioned to bring back the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. The gentlemen, Frank Hamer, and his partner Maney Gault were also the ones responsible for eventually ending the killing and looting spree of the couple that the media had come to glorify. Directed by John Lee Hancock, this film seeks to turn down the baseless glorification of crime and focus instead on the heroes who helped end it. Kevin Costner plays the role of Hamer while Woody Harrelson portrays Gault. The two balance out each other’s acts perfectly, like Ying and Yang. Costner, who showed us how well he could play a stoic lawman in ‘The Untouchables’ is sure to bring back the same expertise, tempered with the grace and wisdom of age to this new role of the grizzly lawman.
On June 21, 2017, it was reported that Netflix was in negotiations to extricate the production from Universal Pictures. At the time of the report, Netflix was in early discussions with Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner for the two lead roles and with John Lee Hancock as director. The script was written by John Fusco and rewritten by Hancock. Casey Silver, who had been developing the project while it was at Universal, was set to produce. On February 12, 2018, it was announced by Netflix that the film had entered production. Hancock was officially confirmed as director, and Harrelson, Costner, and Silver were confirmed as producers. The production reportedly has a budget of around $49 million.