Before you groan at the news of Kevin Costner stepping up to direct and star in a new movie, please remember the following: the last film he directed, 2003’s Open Rage, was good; Dances with Wolves is good; Costner makes the films he wants and doesn’t do sequels or franchise pictures. There’s something commendable in all that and so I’m happy when Variety reports that Costner will be getting back in the director’s chair and in front of the camera for the World War II action-adventure, A Little War of Our Own.
Written by Dan Gordon (Wyatt Earp), the film follows a Sheriff (Costner) who must keep a town from exploding into violence. Costner and Beacon Pictures are in the process of casting the film’s other lead role of a German U-boat commander.
Costner most recently appeared in John Wells’ The Company Men, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and co-stars Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Chris Cooper.