Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are both accomplished actors in their own right, but when they last teamed up on film they played a simple farm couple who adopted a son… from another world. Ma and Pa Kent knew all about protecting their son from people who might want to exploit the Last Son of Krypton, so now, in a new film, Costner and Lane will be called up again to protect a boy from danger in Let Him Go.
Let Him Go, according to Deadline, is the story of retried sheriff George Blackledge played by Costner, and his wife Margaret played by Lane, who, despite mourning the death of their son, have to depart their Montana ranch to rescue their grandson. From who? A “dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy.”
The Weboys do not want to give up the boy, at least now willingly, so the sheriff and his wife are left with no choice but to get their grandson back the hard way. There’s no word yet on who might be playing Blanche Weboy, or any of the members of the “dangerous family.”
The movie is based on a novel also called Let Him Go by Larry Watson. This is the synopsis courtesy of Amazon:
Dalton, North Dakota. It’s September 1951: years since George and Margaret Blackledge lost their son James when he was thrown from a horse; months since his widow Lorna took off with their only grandson and married Donnie Weboy. Margaret is steadfast, resolved to find and retrieve her grandson Jimmy — the one person in this world keeping James’s memory alive — while George, a retired sheriff, is none too eager to stir up trouble. Unable to sway his wife from her mission, George takes to the road with Margaret by his side, traveling through the Dakota badlands to Gladstone, Montana. When Margaret tries to convince Lorna to return home to North Dakota and bring little Jimmy with her, the Blackledges find themselves entangled with the entire Weboy clan, who are determined not to give up the boy without a fight. From the author who brought us Montana 1948, Let Him Go is pitch-perfect, gutsy, and unwavering. Larry Watson is at his storytelling finest in this unforgettable return to the American West.
Thomas Bezuche, who’s perhaps best known for the 2005 Rachel McAdams comedy The Family Stone, will direct the Let Him Go from a screenplay he wrote himself. Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan will co-produce with Bezuche.
No start date for production, and no release date has yet been set for Let Him Go, but stay tuned here for more news as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can talk about this, and other upcoming projects by visiting us on Twitter, by going to the official NOFS Reddit, or on The Horror Movie Fiend Club Facebook page!