Feb 12, 2010

Tradecraft: Waterworld Principals Reteam For Spy Comedy

Mike Fleming at Deadline Hollywood reports that star Kevin Costner and director Kevin Reynolds, who haven't worked together since their spectacular clash on the set of their 1995 collaboration Waterworld.  Costner's brand-new agency WME will immediately begin trying to put together financing for the actor to star in a spy comedy for Reynolds called Learning Italian.  According to Fleming, "Costner will play a CIA agent who has been stationed in an idyllic coastal town in Italy to keep an eye on a KGB agent there -- until both secret agencies order the two spies to return to their respective countries."  In order to justify their continued stay in this Mediterranean paradise, the two rival spooks team up to concoct an Our Man in Havana/Tailor of Panama-style phony threat.  I like the sound of that, and particularly the apparent Cold War setting.  (Unless, of course, Fleming is mistaking KGB for Russia's contemporary security servise, the FSB.)  Prior to Waterworld, Kevins Costner and Reynolds teamed up on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

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