Kevin Costner is teasing his new movie, “Let Him Go,” on Twitter.
On Tuesday, the “Yellowstone” star tweeted a trailer for his new film. “Out November 6th,” he added. “I hope y’all are ready for this.”
Costner Stars in Thriller
The film, from Focus Features, is a suspenseful thriller starring Costner and Diane Lane. Costner plays a retired sheriff whose grandson disappears into the Dakotas with a dangerous family living off the grid. With his wife (Lane), he must fight to get the boy back.
It’s based on the novel of the same title by Larry Watson. The book traces the journey of the grieving Margaret Blackledge. Margaret’s son has just died. Her husband, George, reluctantly follows her when she takes off to retrieve her grandson from daughter-in-law Lorna and Lorna’s new man, the mean-spirited and wild Donnie Weboy, who have fled into the arms of Weboy’s family.
Thomas Bechuza adapted the movie and directed it. Bechuza also directed “Big Eden” — a film that, like this one, is set amid sprawling, expansive Western landscapes. His earlier film won top honors at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Florida Film Festival, among others.
Release Delayed from August
The release date for “Let Him Go” was pushed back from August 21, Deadline reported. Its new release date will put it up against the Disney movie “Black Widow.”
Many studios are delaying major motion pictures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The nation’s second-largest movie theater chain, Regal Cinemas, recently shuttered all its locations indefinitely. It had just reopened select locations after the pandemic forced a five-month shutdown.
These days, Hollywood fears there aren’t enough cinemas open to supply them with box office success. Well over a dozen films have seen release dates pushed back, with even more films in production suddenly stopped.
So it’s quite an accomplishment for Costner’s new film to finally be hitting the silver screen, given the times.