Hot off his turn as Pa Kent in "Man of Steel," Kevin Costner is in negotiations to star in "Midnight Delivery" for Universal Pictures.
Neil Cross, who created the BBC series "Luther" and co-wrote Universal's hit horror movie "Mama," has written the script, which is based on an original idea by del Toro.
Universal's exec VP of production Scott Bernstein and creative executive Sara Scott will oversee the project for the studio.
Costner has had a resurgence in the feature world since winning an Emmy for "Hatfields & McCoys." In addition to "Man of Steel," he next stars opposite Chris Pine in Paramount's "Jack Ryan," which hits theaters this Christmas. Costner, who just wrapped Summit's NFL-themed movie "Draft Day," is currently filming Mike Binder's indie drama "Black and White" with Octavia Spencer. Costner next stars in McG's Relativity thriller "Three Days to Kill." He's repped by WME, One Talent Management and attorney Daniel M. Grigsby.
Del Toro is represented by WME, Exile Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.