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.
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ is an upcoming comedy-drama that is scheduled to release on September 27, 2019. The film is being directed by Simon Curtis and is based on the 2008 best selling book of the same name by Garth Stein. The plot centers around a dog, Enzo, who recalls all the life lessons he has learned from his owner, Denny Swift, who is a race car driver. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Kevin Costner will be lending his voice to Enzo the dog in the upcoming movie.
3. Yellowstone (2018-)
‘Yellowstone’ is an American drama that first aired on June 20, 2018. The entire premise of the show is based on the conflicts along the borders of a large cattle ranch, the Yellowstone National Park, land developers, and an Indian reservation. Kevin Costner stars as John Dutton, the patriarch, and protagonist of the show. Dutton is the owner of the largest contiguous ranch in the USA. However, he finds his land under constant attack. The show is a riveting look into a war that never made it to the media and one which portrays American greed. The Dutton family encapsulates the best and worst of American values and Costner gives a fabulous performance as John Dutton, who has to remain firm while also coping with the death of his son and a recent diagnosis of colon cancer. Season 2 of ‘Yellowstone’ is expected to air in 2019 and our guess is it will come to our screens around the same time as Season 1, considering that the upcoming season had been renewed on July 24, 2018.
4. Let Him Go (TBA)
‘Let Him Go’ is an upcoming drama movie that is in its pre-production stages and does not have a release date yet. The film is based on the Larry Watson novel of the same name. The story follows a retired sheriff and his wife who are grieving over the death of their son. The couple leaves their Montana ranch to go look for their grandson who is apparently being held by a dangerous family that lives off the grid in the Dakotas. However, when they arrive, they realize that this family has no intention of letting the child leave their clutches. Variety reported that Costner reunites with Diane Lane, after having appeared in ‘Man of Steel’ and the ‘Justice League‘ movie. Costner, of course, plays the retired sheriff in the upcoming film.
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