INTERVIEW: Kevin Costner as ‘Mr. Brooks’

MGM's Mr. Brooks 

There were many reasons that director/screenwriter Bruce Evans ("Stand By Me”) and his long-time writing partner Raynold Gideon imagined Kevin Costner as Mr. Brooks from the start. First and foremost was the chance to subvert his charm, looks and reputation, as an unassailable screen hero in a way they knew would ratchet up the tension in their thriller. But it was also an opportunity to showcase, in an unexpected way, the acting skills that Costner has demonstrated in such diverse roles as the Civil War Lieutenant who befriends a Sioux tribe in “Dances With Wolves”; the hardened kidnapper who connects with his young captor in Clint Eastwood’s "A Perfect World”; the iconic title hero of Lawrence Kasdan’s "Wyatt Earp”; the once-great baseball star who falls for an embittered woman in Mike Binder’s "The Upside of Anger” and most recently, the aging Coast Guard rescue swimmer facing his legacy in Andrew Davis’ "The Guardian.” 


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