Kevin Costner will direct and star in action-adventure A Little War of Our Own, playing a sheriff during World War II, reports Variety. Production is targeted for the fall.
The film, written by Dan Gordon, centers on a sheriff who must try to keep a town from exploding into violence. The other lead role in the pic will be a German U-boat commander.
“This has been a dream project for Kevin and I for years,” Beacon Pictures’ Armyan Bernstein said. “The themes are timeless — war, peace and reconciliation. The canvas is epic — look at the movies Kevin has directed.”