Everyone who's currently missing Yellowstone, get excited! Kevin Costner has a new western film coming out this month. The beloved actor stars opposite Diane Lane in Let Him Go, based on Larry Watson's 2013 novel. Writer-director Thomas Bezucha, who previously wrote and directed the 2005 Christmas film The Family Stone, brings Watson's novel to life in a touching story of family, sacrifice, and revenge.
Costner and Lane play Margaret and George Blackledge. George is a retired sheriff living with his wife Margaret, son James (Ryan Bruce), daughter in law Lorna (Kayli Carter), and grandson Jimmy on their Montana ranch. James tragically dies, and a few years later Margaret Blackledge sees Lorna in town with her new husband Donnie Weboy (Will Brittain). Though he initially seemed nice enough, he definitely has a dark side and Margaret sees Donnie hit Lorna and her young grandson. Set in the 1950s, it's a modern western thriller that will definitely take you on a wild ride you aren't expecting.
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Donnie takes the boy and Lorna to his family's seriously creepy farmhouse in the middle-of-nowhere North Dakota. Margaret, still shaken by her son's passing, leads a rescue mission intent on saving her young grandson from the Weboy family. Soon, George and Margaret are on the road to rescue Jimmy from the clutches of a dangerous family. On their journey, the Blackledges hear nothing but horror stories about the Weboys and their matriarch Blanche Weboy (Lesley Manville). Jeffrey Donovan co-stars as Bill Weboy and Booboo Stewart as Peter Dragswolf rounds out a truly stellar cast.
If the official trailer tells us anything, it looks like the sadistic Weboy family will be fascinating to watch. You can already tell that they feel like they're in the power seat, but if there's one thing we know about Kevin Coster, it's that he wouldn't be in this role unless he was going to eventually save the day. We can't wait to see Costner and Lane pair up to do whatever it takes to protect their family.
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