Kevin Costner Directing A New Western Called Horizon

Kevin Costner

by James White |
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Clearly, starring in ranch drama series Yellowstone for the past four years hasn't dulled Kevin Costner's desire to stay in the saddle as both actor and, in this case, director. He's now putting the final pieces in place to return to the big chair for new Western movie Horizon.

In what would be his first stint in the director's chair since his acclaimed 2003 frontier drama Open Range, he will also star in and produce the film, as well as stumping up the financing via his Territory Pictures company.

According to Deadline, Horizon chronicles a multi-faceted, 15-year span of pre- and post-Civil War expansion and settlement of the American west. "America’s expansion into the west was one that was fraught with peril and intrigue from the natural elements, to the interactions with the indigenous peoples who lived on the land, and the determination and at many times ruthlessness of those who sought to settle it," Costner tells the site. "Horizon tells the story of that journey in an honest and forthcoming way, highlighting the points of view and consequences of the characters' life and death decisions."

He'll start rounding up the rest of the cast next month with an eye on riding out to start production at the end of August in Utah.

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