Back in April it was announced that Kevin Costner is to get back behind the camera for the first time in almost twenty years to direct and star in his passion project Horizon, and now we have word on additional casting for the western epic.
As reported by Deadline, Costner – who is also writing, producing and financing the film – is set to be joined in the cast by Sienna Miller (Anatomy of a Scandal), Sam Worthington (Avatar: The Way of Water) and Jamie Cambell Bower (Stranger Things).
“I am so excited to go on this epic journey with such a legendary actor and director at the helm,” said Miller. “The story is riveting. I am very honored to be a part of it.”
“I am very excited and humbled to go on this incredible and important journey with Kevin, who is one of the industry’s finest and inspiring storytellers,” added Worthington.
Scripted by Costner and Jon Baird, Horizon “chronicles a multi-faceted, 15-year span of pre- and post-Civil War expansion and settlement of the American West. Experienced through the eyes of many, the epic journey is fraught with peril and intrigue from the constant onslaught of natural elements to the interactions with the Indigenous peoples who lived on the land and the determination and at many times ruthlessness of those who sought to settle it.”
Costner’s last directorial offering came with 2003’s Open Range, which followed 1990’s Oscar-winning Dances with Wolves and 1997’s The Postman.