Matthew McConaughey isn’t the only one who’s having a career revival this year. With a showy supporting role as Pa Kent in next year’s “Man of Steel” and a leading role in the hit miniseries “The Hatfields and the McCoys, Kevin Costner also is experiencing his own little renaissance. Hollywood loves front running, so that means Costner’s getting more offers and in fact, Deadline says he’s in talks for two good roles.
One is “Three Days to Kill,” from French action impresario Luc Besson. Deadline says it’s about “Ethan Renner, a government assassin who is dying. Before he goes, he is determined to reconcile with his daughter, while taking on one final mission.” It’s being compared to “Taken.” Could it give Costner new momentum as a late-in-life ass kicker like Liam Neeson? We can only hope. And then we can only hope there will be a movie with both of them.
The other is a major role in Paramount’s Untitled Jack Ryan prequel. Chris Pine stars as a younger version of Ryan, the Tom Clancy character who was previously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck. When this project was first announced, Pine was younger than those actors when they played the character. By the time this comes out, I think he’ll at least be about the age Baldwin and Affleck were when they did it.
But back to Costner–he would play a role being created for the film, Ryan’s mentor who recruits him and shows him the ropes. Sounds like something he should take.