Kevin Costner Is Making A New Western, Teaming Up With Yellowstone Star

Kevin Costner is making a Western titled Horizon with Yellowstone co-star Will Patton.

By Matthew Creith | Published

As an actor, Kevin Costner has proven to be a force to be reckoned with for four decades on screen, with hits like Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and The Bodyguard, as well as his recently iconic portrayal of ranch owner John Dutton on the television series Yellowstone. His attempt at directing the 1990 Western Dances With Wolves was a huge success critically and at the box office, netting Costner the Academy Award for Best Director while he was still in his 30s. Returning to the Western genre that has become synonymous with his image since the early ’90s, Kevin Costner will take to the director’s chair again for a new movie called Horizon, which has recently cast fellow Yellowstone actor Will Patton in a role.

According to Deadline, Kevin Costner’s Horizon will see Will Patton join the cast and will end up being a fourth collaboration between the two men that started with the 1987 thriller No Way Out, costarring alongside Gene Hackman and Sean Young. Starring together in 1997’s The Postman (which Costner also directed) and recently in seasons three and four of Yellowstone, Costner and Patton have enjoyed a friendship onscreen and offscreen for several decades.

Patton played the recurring role of Garrett Randall on Yellowstone, who ends up being the biological father to John Dutton’s adopted son Jamie, portrayed by Wes Bentley.

Will Patton in Yellowstone

For Kevin Costner, post-production of Horizon probably can’t come soon enough, as he hasn’t directed a movie since 2003’s Open Range, which starred Costner alongside Annette Bening, Michael Jeter, and legendary actor Robert Duvall. Owing most of his directing career to the Western genre, Horizon has already cast an ensemble group of actors to fill roles in Costner’s ever-expanding newest epic, including Sienna Miller, Avatar: The Way of Water star Sam Worthington, Jena Malone, Luke Wilson, Thomas Haden Church, This Is Us alum Michael Angarano, Angus Macfadyen, and Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Michael Rooker.

The upcoming movie has already started filming in Utah and will most likely proceed with production into next month, will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures from a screenplay by Costner and Jon Baird, and is said to depict the 19th Century American west’s expansion prior to and after the Civil War.

This has so far been a banner month for noted character actor Will Patton, who currently stars in Outer Range with Josh Brolin and has just been cast alongside Kevin Costner in Horizon, as well as having a hit box office franchise movie in theaters and simultaneously streaming on Peacock: Halloween Ends. Reprising his role as Deputy Frank Hawkins in the Jamie Lee Curtis horror flick that promised to see the end to Michael Myers’ four-decade-long killing spree, Patton concluded his work on the newest trilogy after costarring in 2018’s Halloween and 2021’s Halloween Kills. Halloween Ends has gone on to gross over $59 million so far at the box office against a budget of $30 million, despite the fact that the film was available to stream at home.