Kevin Costner Attached To Disney Film ‘McFarland’
Kevin Costner, the greatest living actor of our generation, has just had huge success with the wildly popular ‘Hatfield & McCoys’ series that ran on cable, breaking record numbers and proving that once again, America loves Kevin Costner. As they should. Now there’s news of Costner returning to the big screen, and we couldn’t be happier.
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Mr. Costner is in talks to star in the sports drama ‘McFarland’ for Disney to be directed by Niki Caro.
‘McFarland’ is the true-life sports drama that takes place in the 1980′s about “a coach living in McFarland, Calif., a predominantly Latino small town outside Bakersfield. The coach created a high school track team that overcame many social and physical hurdles to become champions.”Disney will be making the movie for around $17 million and is using the star power of Kevin Costner to help with the project. (A wise movie, if you ask us.)
Disney loves their sports dramas, and this one will follow in the footsteps of ‘Miracle,’ ‘Secretariat’ and ‘Invincible.’ ‘The Mighty Ducks’ doesn’t count. No word on when ‘McFarland’ would start production or who else will be cast. Actually, it doesn’t matter who else is cast. Kevin Costner is in it, and that alone gets our money for a movie ticket.