Kevin Costner to Star in and Direct Western ‘Horizon’ | English Film News

Hollywood veteran Kevin Costner will return to direct with the upcoming film “Horizon.” A period western, the project will be Costner’s first feature film project since 2003’s “Open Range.”

According to The Wrap, “Horizon” is an exciting project for Costner that has been in development for a long time.

The film, which will begin production in August of this year, is a saga spanning 15 years before and after the expansion of the Civil War and colonization of the American West.

“America’s westward expansion has been fraught with peril and intrigue, from the natural elements to the interactions with the indigenous peoples who lived on the land, to the determination and often the cruelty of those who sought to settle there,” he added. Costner said in a statement.

“‘Horizon’ tells the story of this journey in an honest and open way, highlighting the perspectives and consequences of the characters’ life and death decisions,” he added.

The 67-year-old actor-director will also produce and finance the film through his production company Territory Pictures. Casting for the film will begin in February.

Costner last directed “Open Range,” starring Robert Duvall and Annette Bening, in 2003.

His directorial credits also include 1997’s ‘The Postman’ and 1990’s ‘Dances With Wolves’, which he produced, directed and starred in.

The film was nominated for 12 Oscars at the 1991 Academy Awards and won seven, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Costner.