Kevin Costner Talks DRAFT DAY, Working with Ivan Reitman, His Western Trilogy, and More

     April 10, 2014


Opening this weekend is director Ivan Reitman‘s sports drama Draft Day.  The film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL draft, as Kevin Costner plays a general manager who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick.  As the day’s events unfold, he finds the lines between his personal and professional life becoming blurred.  Draft Day also stars Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Josh Pence, Chadwick Boseman, Sean Combs, Sam Elliott, Terry Crews, Arian Foster, Ellen Burstyn, and Frank Langella.

At the Los Angeles press junket I landed an exclusive video interview with Costner.   He talked about if he had any hesitation doing another sports movie, what it was like working with Reitman, if he likes to visit the editing room, and more about his western trilogy that he’s trying to put together (which he first told me about at CinemaCon).  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, if you missed my video interviews with Jennifer Garner or Terry Crews and Arian Foster, click the links.

Kevin Costner:

  • Talks a bit more about his western trilogy.  He says it’s 8 to 10 hours of movie and it covers 30 years.  Goes into more details about why towns formed.
  • Did he hesitate taking the role in another sports movie?
  • What was it like working with Ivan Reitman?
  • Does he like to visit the editing room?

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