The last time we say Kevin Costner, he was busy accepting an Emmy for his performace in “Hatfields and McCoys”. Now it seem he is striking while the iron is hot. We say a few months back, some photos of him on the set of the new Jack Ryan movie, and now it appears he will be heading into the white house itself. Hollywood Reporter say (that story here) that Â he and McGÂ have closed deals to have Costner star in and McG direct an untitled thriller for Relativity and EuropaCorp. “Â a story about Secret Service agent Ethan Runner, who discovers he’s dying and decides to retire in order to reconnect with his estranged family. But when the Secret Service offers him access to an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment, he soon finds himself trying to juggle his family, his mission and the drug’s hallucinatory side effects.â€ The movie is written by Veteren screenwriter/directorÂ Luc BessonÂ andÂ Adi Hasak.
I think it will be pretty cool. Though im not sure what kind of movie it will be just yet, because I’m not sure I could still buy Costner in an action heavy role these days. In Jack Ryan he is playing the mentor role, and even in Hatfields and McCoys he was the agingÂ patriarch, so I want to see a role meant for a man of his age, not Bruce Willis, which is ironic since they are the same age, but whatever.