Costner Can Work

Kevin Costner’s problematic movie project about the Cuban Missile Crisis has found a new studio home, a month after it was shot down at troubled Universal, reports Variety. Sony Pictures is close to setting a deal to do the movie, which is set to start shooting in March. Costner will play Kenny O’Donnell, an adviser in the Kennedy White House during the crisis. Phil Alden Robinson, who directed Costner in “Field of Dreams,” will direct this one, too. Universal’s decision to drop the picture was a surprise, both because of the star caliber behind the film and because Universal sources said the studio dropped the film because it was worried about a $90 million price tag on a period piece with a star who hasn’t had a big hit in a while.

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