Kevin Costner Hints At New Western Movie Amid ‘Yellowstone’ Exit

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Actor Kevin Costner hinted at a new Western film on Wednesday as he’s set to exit the hit television series “Yellowstone” later this year.

The 68-year-old shared an image on Instagram of a director’s chair sitting in front of a Western landscape and included the caption, “We’re deep into the production of #HorizonFilm, and, I have to tell you, I haven’t felt this way about a movie since we were making ‘Dances With Wolves.’ Can’t wait to share it with all of you.”

“Horizon” was initially announced in January 2022 and will be the actor’s first time directing a movie in two decades. The last time he led a production was his 2003 directorial debut “Open Range,” per Page Six.

Costner also recently made headlines after his wife of 18 years, Christine Baumgartner, filed for divorce earlier this month. The 49-year-old handbag designer cited “irreconcilable differences” and indicated that the couple would share custody of their three kids: Cayden, 15; Hayes, 14; and Grace, 12.

“Yellowstone” is coming to an end, and reports indicate that series creator Taylor Sheridan is already working on another spinoff sequel which will include Matthew McConaughey and a “handful of original Yellowstone cast members.”

“Yellowstone has been the cornerstone on which we have launched an entire universe of global hits – from 1883 to Tulsa King, and I am confident our Yellowstone sequel will be another big hit, thanks to the brilliant creative mind of Taylor Sheridan and our incredible casts who bring these shows to life,” said Chris McCarthy, president & CEO Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios.

“The Dutton story continues, picking up where Yellowstone leaves off in another epic tale. We are thrilled to bring this new journey to audiences around the world,” CEO of 101 Studios David Glasser said.


“Yellowstone” was a massive hit for Paramount and has been credited with creating a renewed interest in the Western genre on television. Though it’s been popular with a conservative audience, Sheridan previously refuted the idea that it was a “red-state show.” 

“They refer to it as ‘the conservative show’ or ‘the Republican show’ or ‘the red-state Game of Thrones,’ ” the showrunner told The Atlantic in November.

“And I just sit back laughing. I’m like, ‘Really?’ The show’s talking about the displacement of Native Americans and the way Native American women were treated and about corporate greed and the gentrification of the West, and land-grabbing. That’s a red-state show?”

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