Kevin Costner’s career revival continues with the news that he is in talks to star in Midnight Delivery for Universal Pictures, according to Variety. Guillermo del Toro is set to executive produce the project, and he also came up with the idea for the film.
The movie is about a desperate father who reluctantly becomes a drug mule in order to save the life of his son. Neil Cross (Mama) wrote the original screenplay, based on Del Toro’s story.
Costner was most recently seen as Jonathan Kent in Man of Steel, and next he’s set to be part of another major new franchise pic, Jack Ryan. He also recently wrapped shooting on Draft Day. It’s certainly a big change for a man who was barely averaging one movie a year through the 2000s, none of which could be described as a major hit.