Thursday, May 23, 2024

Kevin Costner’s “Horizon: An American Saga” Will Have Its World Premiere At The 2024 Cannes Film Festival

Kevin Costner will present the first part of “Horizon: An American Saga” as a World Premiere, Out of Competition at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. This multi-episode project about the conquest of the American West is directed by Kevin Costner, who is also the co-star alongside  Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, and Jena Malone in the lead roles. Described as a two-part event, Chapter 1 is scheduled to be theatrically released on June 28th, 2024, and Chapter 2 is scheduled to be released on August 16th, 2024.

Kevin Costner has always aimed to paint a portrait of America: its origins, flaws, and legends. As we know from “Dances with Wolves,” the Western has become his preferred genre for expressing his political commitment to democracy and the environment.

“I’d like to thank the Festival de Cannes for including my film ‘Horizon: An American Saga,’ in this year’s selection,” says Kevin Costner. “It’s been 20 years since I’ve had the pleasure of being on the Croisette. I’ve been waiting for the right time to return, and I’m proud to say that this time has come. ‘Horizon: An American Saga‘ is a story that began 35 years ago, and I can’t think of a better place than Cannes to reveal to the world the result of such a wonderful adventure. The French have always supported films and believed deeply in filmmaking. Just as I believe deeply in my film…”.

After forays into the “Hatfields, McCoys,” and “Yellowstone” series, he returns with “Horizon: An American Saga,” to the genre that made the heyday of American cinema for a monumental project about the cost, in terms of war and violence, the construction and expansion of the United States of America.

A successful and popular actor — remember Eliot Ness in Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” — Kevin Costner got behind the camera in 1990 with “Dances with Wolves,” a humanist chronicle in which he plays an American Civil War soldier close to a Sioux tribe. Dances with Wolves has become a cult feature and was a critical and box-office success, winning seven Oscars, including Best Picture. Kevin Costner continued to showcase his acting talent, constantly revealing new facets of his game: He played Robin Hood in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” by Kevin Reynolds (1991), Jim Garrison, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the Kennedy assassination in “JFK” by Oliver Stone (1991), a bodyguard on the lookout in “Bodyguard” by Mick Jackson (1992) and a fugitive with a big heart in “A Perfect World” by Clint Eastwood (1993).

Horizon: An American Saga” will be screened at Cannes on Sunday, May 19th, 2024. The Official Selection will be announced on Thursday, April 11th, 2024.

Are you excited for the 2024 Cannes Film Festival? What do you think of this announcement? Are you planning to attend the festival this year? Which films are you hoping will be announced for this year’s lineup? Please let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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