Academy Award® nominee Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Normal People), Kayli Carter (Private Life), Jeffrey Donovan (Fargo, Sicario), and Will Brittain are set to join the cast of Let Him Go. The suspense thriller will be led Academy-Award® winner Kevin Costner and Academy-Award® nominee Diane Lane as a couple set out to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family. Manville will play Blanche Weboy, the matriarch of the villainous family, with Donovan and Brittain playing her sons Bill and Donnie, and Carter as Lorna, Costner and Lane’s daughter-in-law. Manville is represented by Artist Rights Group. Carter is represented by ICM Partners. Donovan is represented by WME Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman. Brittain is represented by The Gersh Agency and Fourward.
Let Him Go is based on the novel of the same name by Larry Watson. Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.
Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone) will direct the screenplay he wrote based on the novel by Larry Watson. Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan of The Mazur Kaplan Company will produce alongside Thomas Bezucha. Kimi Armstrong Stein, Jeffrey Lampert, Kevin Costner, and Rod Lake will executive produce. Production is underway. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.