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Kevin Costner’s Western Epic ‘Horizon’ Sets Cannes Film Festival Premiere

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The first installment of Kevin Costner‘s Western epic “Horizon, an American Saga” is set to premiere out of competition at Cannes Film Festival.

Costner directed the four-part project, which he also stars in with Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington and Jena Malone. The “Yellowstone” and “Dances With Wolves” actor will be on the Croisette to present the film on May 19.

“Horizon” will also be released in theaters in two parts, with the first installment bowing on June 28 and the second on Aug. 16.

“I’d like to thank the Festival de Cannes for including my film ‘Horizon, an American Saga’ in this year’s selection,” Costner said in a statement. “It’s been 20 years since I’ve had the pleasure of being on the Croisette. I’ve been waiting for the right time to return and I’m proud to say that this time has come. ‘Horizon, an American Saga’ is a story that began 35 years ago, and I can’t think of a better place than Cannes to reveal to the world the result of such a wonderful adventure. The French have always supported films and believed deeply in filmmaking. Just as I believe deeply in my film…”

“Horizon, an American Saga” is described in the festival’s press release as a “monumental project about the cost, in terms of war and violence, of the construction and expansion of the United States of America.”

Costner’s project joins the Cannes Film Festival out of competition lineup alongside George Miller’s “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” and opener “The Second Act,” directed by Quentin Dupieux and starring Léa Seydoux and Vincent Lindon.

The full Cannes selection will be unveiled on Thursday. Other films rumored to be making their debuts at the festival include Francis Ford Coppola’s “Megalopolis,” the fate of which Variety hears is still to be decided, and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Kinds of Kindness” starring Emma Stone.