Disney has had a lot of success with sports movies, and Kevin Costner is no stranger to them either. They could work together on “McFarland,” based on the true story of a track coach in a predominantly Latin community. He helped students overcome long odds to win a championship. The “Dances With Wolves” star is reportedly in talks to lead this downtrodden team to glory.
Niki Caro, best known for 2002’s “Whale Rider,” will direct. Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, who produced real-life sports dramas “Miracle,” “Invincible” and “Secretariat” will step into those familiar roles again. Costner is a huge sports fan. He’s starred in films such as “Tin Cup,” “For The Love of the Game” and of course, “Field of Dreams.”
Costner is fresh off one of TV’s surprise summer hits. History Channel’s Hatfield and McCoys was a ratings bonanza on Memorial Day, traditionally a horrible time for TV networks. Perhaps the key to success for Costner is to do nothing but adaptations of true stories.
Read [The Hollywood Reporter]