In recent years, Kevin Costner has been ramping his film career back up again, with a mix of projects, the next being the terrific Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures tells the story of the women of NASA in the 1960s, and in particular their contribution to the space race. Costner takes on a supporting role in that project, which lands in UK cinemas in February.
Chatting to Variety to promote Hidden Figures, Costner has admitted too that he’s set to return to feature directing, for just the fourth time. Following Dances With Wolves, The Postman and Open Range, Costner admitted that “I have one”, when quizzed about another directorial project.
It’s a new western too. “I’ve been working on it. It’s about ten hours long, how about that?”, he said. “Maybe I’ll make three features out of it. There’s a fourth one, too, so it’s truly a saga. I could do TV, or I could also make it like every six months, have a big western that’s tied together like Jean De Florette and Manon Of The Spring. I think those are fun to watch”.
A lot to feast on there. A first new Costner-directed film since 2003. And ten hours, potentially, of screen westerns.