For quite a long time Kevin Costner’s career was on the slide largely because he continued to want to always be the leading man, even though audiences weren’t as interested in his movies as they had been. However he now appears to have accepted that supporting roles are a good way for him to keep his profile high, most notably playing Jonathan Kent in the upcoming Man Of Steel.
Now he’s looking to take on two new roles, one a supporting character in a high profile movie and the other slightly smaller but with Costner in the lead. He’s currently being sought to play Jack Ryan’s mentor in the planned reboot of the Tom Clancy franchise. Chris Pine will play Ryan, with Kenneth Branagh directing. Costner’s part would apparently be pretty large, although still second-fiddle to Pine.
The other movie is Three Days to Kill, which would feature Costner as Ethan Renner, an government assassin on the verge of death that takes on one final mission. The script is written by Adi Hasak and Luc Besson. (Source: Deadline)