I think it’s fair to say that Kevin Costner likes sports. After all, there can’t be many other reasons he’s spent half his career making the likes of Bull Durham, Field Of Dreams, Tin Cup, For The Love Of The Game and Play It To The Bone. Now he’s heading back for the running drama McFarland, for Whale Rider director Niki Caro.
The film is based on a true story about a high school sport coach (Costner) who settles into McFarland, California, a poor, Latino community, and turns the cross-country running team into a championship-winning dynasty. Variety describes the movie as ‘a cross between Remember the Titans and Coach Carter.’
Costner hasn’t made that many film appearances in the past few years, but he’ll be hoping his role as Jonathan Kent in Man Of Steel will give him a bit of a career boost, and that McFarland can help with that too.