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Lionsgate Circling Black List Topper 'Draft Day' With Ivan Reitman & Kevin Costner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 5:23 PM
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What a difference a day makes, or at least winning an award. Last year, a football movie called "Draft Day" started building steam with Ivan Reitman to direct and Kevin Costner to star, but it all seemingly fell apart when Paramount put the project in turnaround in October. But they likely wound up regretting that decision a little bit when two months later, the script by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman wound up on top of the Black List. And with the holiday crush over, studio execs are back at work and Lionsgate may want to take this to the end zone.

Hailee Steinfeld Joins Kevin Costner In McG-Directed, Luc Besson-Produced Thriller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2012 11:58 AM
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Plucked from obscurity by the Coen Brothers for "True Grit," Hailee Steinfeld turned in a commanding performance that earned her an Oscar nomination, and since then her career has experienced a rocket's ascent. The actress has been busy lining up movie after movie, taking on a diverse array of projects: the music world drama "Can A Song Save Your Life?"; Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet"; literary adaptation "Hateship, Friendship"; and sci-fi blockbuster "Ender's Game." And now, for better or worse, she's getting a taste of McG.

Kevin Costner To Star In Ivan Reitman's 'Draft Day'; NFL May Co-Finance, Approve Branding

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 3:03 PM
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It seems the year of Kevin Costner just won't quit. With "Hatfields & McCoys" proving he's still got some mojo, the actor has been busy on the still-untitled Jack Ryan reboot (which may even launch a spin-off with his character), he's pitching a franchise called "The Explorer's Guild" and he'll star in McG's Luc Besson-produced thriller. And now, the man who is no stranger to sports movies is going to get on the gridiron for Ivan Reitman.

McG Confirmed To Direct Luc Besson's Upcoming Untitled Thriller; Kevin Costner Will Star

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 2, 2012 3:05 PM
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Mentioned as possibilities earlier this month, it looks like the deals went through. McG ("Terminator Salvation") will direct the Luc Besson-produced and co-written thriller previously known as "Three Days To Kill." Now untitled, according to Relativity Media, as suggested, Kevin Costner will star as a dying assassin who wants to reconcile with his daughter while embarking on his final mission.

Kevin Costner Prepping Potential Franchise 'The Explorers Guild'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 14, 2012 11:32 AM
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It seems all it took for Kevin Costner to get back on the Hollywood radar in a big way was to star in this summer's smash hit mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys." Since then, he's joined "Jack Ryan" with Paramount eyeing his character for his own movie in the series, and how the actor is gearing another vehicle as a potential franchise.

'Jack Ryan' Gets Christmas Day 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 5:15 PM
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Wait, are they really calling the movie formerly known as "Moscow," and then "Untitled Jack Ryan Movie" plain old "Jack Ryan"? Is this movie about an accountant who can find a way to get you even bigger return next year? What about something like the badass titles of yesteryear like "Clear And Present Danger," "The Sum Of All Fears," and "The Hunt For Red October"? Bleh. Let's hope this is just a holding pattern and that Paramount change their minds, but anyway, the movie has a release date.

Trilogy Starting Jack Ryan Reboot Aiming For Late 2013 Release, Kevin Costner's William Harper Might Get Standalone Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2012 12:46 PM
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So, Jack Ryan is finally coming back. The long-developing movie, formerly titled "Moscow" and now generically known as "Untitled Jack Ryan Reboot" or whatever, is actually headed into production with Kenneth Branagh directing and playing the villain, Chris Pine in the lead role, Keira Knightley as his wife and Kevin Costner as the man who recruits and trains the agent. And with screenwriter David Koepp recently telling ComingSoon that shooting begins in two weeks, Paramount is ready to place this thing on the calendar and starting thinking franchise.

Kevin Costner Confirmed For Jack Ryan Reboot, Eyeing Spinoff 'Without Remorse' With Studio Also Seeking Tom Hardy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2012 11:10 PM
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Well, well, look who's primed for a big screen comeback? With the mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys" bringing in massive ratings and critical acclaim, and a role in the upcoming "Man Of Steel," it seems studios are ready to be back in business with the man who was once a no-brainer box office draw. As reported a couple of weeks ago, Kevin Costner was kicking the tires on a role in Kenneth Branagh's untitled Jack Ryan reboot. Well not only has he signed on, taking the role of William Harper, who recruits and trains Chris Pine's Jack Ryan, if all goes according to the plan, it won't be the last we see of the character.

Paramount Inks Deal With Christopher McQuarrie For Tom Clancy's 'Without Remorse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2012 1:47 PM
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It seems it's all about world building right now. With Marvel proving it can make a billion dollar success by tying together their superhero movies, other studios are giving it a shot. Universal will show the connective tissue between "The Bourne Ultimatum" and "The Bourne Legacy" on Friday, and you can bet Warner Bros. has that strategy in the back of their mind as they consider greenlighting the massive "The Dark Tower," and the folks over at Paramount may be considering the same thing with their Jack Ryan reboot.

Kevin Costner Eyes Jack Ryan Reboot & Luc Besson Produced 'Three Days To Kill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 9:36 PM
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Is Kevin Costner ready for a multiplex comeback? At one time, the actor was a big star, who could carry both drama and comedy to big box office success. The late '80s and early '90s in particular saw him handle an incredible run of films that included "The Untouchables," "Field Of Dreams," "Bull Durham," "Dances With Wolves," "Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves" and "JFK." And while he hasn't had that kind of success in quite some time, the massive critical and popular approval of the miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" (22 Emmy nominations) along with a role in the upcoming "Man Of Steel" could mean a comeback is around the corner.

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