Kevin Costner to Direct and Star in 'A Little War of Our Own'
by Ethan Anderton
February 11, 2010
It's been almost seven years since Kevin Costner directed his last film (Open Range) and about fourteen years since I saw him in a film that I actually enjoyed (Tin Cup). It's a shame, because I grew up really liking him in films like Field of Dreams and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and then as I got older, I discovered his great performances in The Untouchables, Dances with Wolves and Bull Durham as well. Now he might get a chance to shine on both fronts again as Variety reports that Costner will direct and star in A Little War of Our Own, which centers on a sheriff who has to try and keep a town from exploding into violence.
Armyan Berstein will be producing through Beacon Pictures (the fourth time he has done so with Costner, and the first since Open Range) and says it's been a real passion project they've wanted to get off the ground for awhile, saying: "This has been a dream project for Kevin and I for years. The themes are timeless - war, peace and reconciliation. The canvas is epic - look at the movies Kevin has directed." All four of them, only one of which was really great (Dances with Wolves)? Done. I'm not exactly sure what kind of film this will be either, because the logline sounds like a western, but Variety mentions the pursuit for someone to take another lead role as a German U-boat commander. So who knows what this "little war" is going to be like?