Let Him Go: Kevin Costner and Diane Lane to star in suspense thriller
Focus Features has announced that Academy-Award winner Kevin Costner and Academy-Award nominee Diane Lane will star in the suspense thriller Let Him Go. The pair previously worked together on 2013’s Man of Steel, taking on the roles of Jonathan and Martha Kent in the Superman reboot. Production on Let Him Go will commence this Spring.
Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.
Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone) will write and direct the film, based on the novel of the same name by Larry Watson. Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan of The Mazur Kaplan Company will produce alongside Thomas Bezucha. Kimi Armstrong Stein, Jeffrey Lampert, Kevin Costner, and Rod Lake will executive produce.
Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.
Costner is a two-time Academy-Award and Golden Globe winner (Dances with Wolves) and an Emmy, Golden Glob, and SAG Award winner (Hatfields & McCoys). Lane is an Academy-Award (Unfaithful), Golden Globe (Under the Tuscan Sun) and Emmy (Cinema Verite and Lonesome Dove) nominee. Lane recently co-starred in the final season of House of Cards and will star in the upcoming series based on Y: The Last Man.