The Focus Features film will be directed by Thomas Bezucha from the screenplay he wrote based on the novel by Larry Watson of the same name.
Costner will also serve as an executive producer.
The website for Focus Features describes the plot as involving a retired Montana sheriff (Costner) and his wife (Lane) attempting to rescue their grandson from the “clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.”
While the announcement from Focus Features did not specify where the film would be shot, the website for ACTRA Alberta lists Let Him Go as filming from April 5 to May 17 in the area.
No specific locations have been revealed.
Costner was one of the biggest box-office draws in the 1980s and 1990s, starring in films such as The Untouchables, No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves (for which he won two Oscars) and JFK. He directed and starred in the western Open Range in 2002, filming at the Stoney Indian Reserve in Alberta.
Lane was nominated for an Oscar for her role in 2002’s Unfaithful. She also starred in Trumbo, The Outsiders, Justice League and the sixth season of House of Cards.