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Published: Wednesday July 3, 2013 MYT 3:21:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday July 3, 2013 MYT 3:27:28 PM

Coach Costner

Kevin Costner with his wife, Christine Baumgartner, at the premiere of his latest film, 'Man Of Steel'.

Kevin Costner with his wife, Christine Baumgartner, at the premiere of his latest film, 'Man Of Steel'.


KEVIN Costner has landed the lead in the upcoming Disney sports drama McFarland, reports Variety. Costner, who’s no stranger to sports films (Field Of Dreams, Tin Cup, Bull Durham), is gearing up for another swing at the genre.

He will play a high school track coach in a predominantly Hispanic California town. In keeping with the age-old formula, his team will of course “overcome social and physical hurdles” to win the day.

Based on a true story from the 1980s, McFarland will be a new addition to Hollywood’s long list of sports movies.

After a lull in his career, Costner recently made a comeback thanks to the success of the three-part Western TV miniseries Hatfields & McCoys and his supporting role in Man Of Steel. – AFP Relaxnews

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