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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. Costner was one of Hollywood’s biggest box office draws throughout the 80s and 90s, anchoring a slew of high grossing films. Even 1995’s Waterworld, a perceived flop, grossed $88 million on its release at the domestic box office and over $264 million globally (unadjusted). The star has always forged his own unique path, choosing to star in (and direct) an eclectic mix of projects. These may not have always been successful, but they have all been interesting. In recent years Costner has taken a relaxed approach to his film career (starring in just 3 films since 2007), preferring to spend his time touring and recording with his band, (the rather good) Modern West. However, it now looks like he’s about to get back on the acting saddle once more. According to [...]