Kevin Costner Offered Leads In JACK RYAN And THREE DAYS TO KILL - Movies In Focus
It appears that the unprecedented success of the television mini-series, Hatfields and McCoys has reawakened Hollywood’s faith in Kevin Costner. The former box office titian is now being considered for two high profile roles, having been offered the “co-lead” in Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan reboot opposite Chris Pine, while also being at the top of the list to take the lead in Luc Besson’s Taken-esqe Three Days To Kill. However, it now looks like he’s about to get back on the acting saddle once more. According to Deadline: “The Jack Ryan role is a new creation, but a close cousin to the role of CIA bigwig Admiral Greer that was played by James Earl Jones in Patriot Games. Costner’s role is being invented because Jones will likely be in the prequel, but essentially Costner would play Ryan’s mentor who recruits him and shows him the ropes.” It’ll be interesting to see if Costner takes the role in Branagh’s film, as he previously turned down the part of Jack Ryan in John McTiernan’s The Hunt For Red October. Three Days to Kill is a more interesting beast altogether, according to Deadline: “Costner has been offered the role of Ethan Renner, a [...]