Kevin Costner lands lead role in Disney's 'McFarland'

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Fresh off his role as Clark Kent's earthly father in "Man of Steel," Kevin Costner has signed play a high school track coach in Disney's "McFarland."

In a plot that sounds much like "Stand and Deliver" meets "Remember the Titans," Variety reports the film revolves around a real-life track coach who created a championship team in a predominantly Hispanic town in California after the young athletes defeat "social and physical hurdles."

While Disney has yet to announce a release date for "McFarland," Costner next stars with Chris Pine and Keira Knightley in Paramount's "Jack Ryan," scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2013. 

Costner recently won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for his portrayal of 'Devil' Anse Hatfield in The History Channel mini-series "Hatfield & McCoys."
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