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Kevin Costner directs himself as a sheriff in WWII

02.12.2010

Since he won an Oscar for DANCES WITH WOLVES, Kevin Costner hasn't been directing a whole lot (although OPEN RANGE more than makes up for THE POSTMAN).

But he's putting himself behind and in front of the camera for A LITTLE WAR OF OUR OWN. And what's it about?

Well, that's kind of a mystery. It's described as an action-adventure set during World War II, but Costner will play "a sheriff who must try to keep a town from exploding into violence."

Okay, he's a lawman in an American town during wartime. Probably a lot of drama, people dealing with the loss of loved ones in battle overseas. But wait -- the other main character in the movie is "a German U-boat commander". Huh?

No idea how those details will all come together, but it should be interesting to find out. The movie starts shooting in the fall.

 

Extra Tidbit: I believe in all the same stuff as Crash Davis. Except Oswald acting alone. I think Costner made a solid case against that in JFK.
Source: Variety

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1:48PM on 02/15/2010
Costner's ego has got to be the largest in Hollywood. He sets himself up as the protagonist in all his films and the characters he plays are always these uber-heroic "Quiet Man" types. He needs to do a film where he is either the bad guy, not the main hero or preferably not in it at all.
Costner's ego has got to be the largest in Hollywood. He sets himself up as the protagonist in all his films and the characters he plays are always these uber-heroic "Quiet Man" types. He needs to do a film where he is either the bad guy, not the main hero or preferably not in it at all.
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10:42PM on 02/14/2010
I like Kevin Costnerand this movie sounds interesting I plan on seeing it when it comes out
I like Kevin Costnerand this movie sounds interesting I plan on seeing it when it comes out
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10:51PM on 02/13/2010

Joanna Going is fucking hot

Oh wait, she has nothing to do with this article? My bad.
Oh wait, she has nothing to do with this article? My bad.
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4:34PM on 02/13/2010
I've liked all of Costner's directing efforts (yes, even the postman) so this is good news. In terms of acting, with the exception of Mr. Brooks he's been in a lot of forgettable films, so hopefully this will get him back in the spotlight.
I've liked all of Costner's directing efforts (yes, even the postman) so this is good news. In terms of acting, with the exception of Mr. Brooks he's been in a lot of forgettable films, so hopefully this will get him back in the spotlight.
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12:16PM on 02/13/2010
Nice! Sounds good already.
Nice! Sounds good already.
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10:40AM on 02/13/2010
Love to see him directing again. The Postman wasn't my style but Open Range is awesome. Would this movie be as long as Dancing With Wolves? Haha.
Love to see him directing again. The Postman wasn't my style but Open Range is awesome. Would this movie be as long as Dancing With Wolves? Haha.
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7:54AM on 02/13/2010

Costner has the chops

"Open Range" was excellent, dude certainly has skills behind the camera. As for his acting, check out "Upside of Anger", it's Costner at his best.
"Open Range" was excellent, dude certainly has skills behind the camera. As for his acting, check out "Upside of Anger", it's Costner at his best.
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2:38AM on 02/13/2010
Open Range is one my all time favorite movies. And this sounds interesting, I'm looking forward to it.
Open Range is one my all time favorite movies. And this sounds interesting, I'm looking forward to it.
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2:26AM on 02/13/2010
I'm totally in favor of this film. Waterworld and The Postman were not great, but they weren't total turds either. The only reason the general public may cringe when they hear Kevin Costner's name is because of the Razzies and they have lost their credibility since the Millenium.
I'm totally in favor of this film. Waterworld and The Postman were not great, but they weren't total turds either. The only reason the general public may cringe when they hear Kevin Costner's name is because of the Razzies and they have lost their credibility since the Millenium.
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1:01AM on 02/13/2010
This sounds freakin awesome. Then again I am a huge Kevin Costner fan. I love just about every single one of his movies. Even Postman and Waterworld. His westerns and baseball movies are just about all classics.
This sounds freakin awesome. Then again I am a huge Kevin Costner fan. I love just about every single one of his movies. Even Postman and Waterworld. His westerns and baseball movies are just about all classics.
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12:24AM on 02/13/2010

Am I the only one...

The Postman wasn't that bad of a movie was it?
The Postman wasn't that bad of a movie was it?
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9:14PM on 02/14/2010
no dude your not! I loved The Postman. I really thought it was a great movie. I thought the actor who played the bad guy did a really good job.
no dude your not! I loved The Postman. I really thought it was a great movie. I thought the actor who played the bad guy did a really good job.
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12:17AM on 02/13/2010

Interesting Fact

Many German prisoners of war were held in Kansas at Fort Leavenworth. Some were allowed to work on farms and some even immediately immigrated back to Kansas after the war was over.

I hope this will be part of the movie, because it's a story that's never been told by Hollywood. That's how I see the U-boat captain fitting in, anyway.
Many German prisoners of war were held in Kansas at Fort Leavenworth. Some were allowed to work on farms and some even immediately immigrated back to Kansas after the war was over.

I hope this will be part of the movie, because it's a story that's never been told by Hollywood. That's how I see the U-boat captain fitting in, anyway.
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9:15PM on 02/14/2010
didn't know that. cool!
didn't know that. cool!
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