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Saturday 20 December 2014

Spencer joins Costner in indie film

Octavia Spencer has been cast in Kevin Costner's new film
Octavia Spencer has been cast in Kevin Costner's new film

Octavia Spencer has joined Kevin Costner in the cast of indie drama Black And White.

The Help actress will star alongside Kevin, whose production company Treehouse Productions is also involved, says Variety.

Black And White is the story of a man who is widowed after the death of his wife in a car crash and finds himself in a custody battle over his biracial daughter.

Octavia, 42, is set to play the girl's grandmother, while Kevin will be the widower.

Production on the film is slated to start in New Orleans this summer.

Octavia has just completed Paradise, a Diablo Cody comedy about a woman who survives a plane crash that also stars Holly Hunter, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough.

The Oscar-winner is also in sci-fi drama Snowpiercer this year with Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton.

Kevin, 58, will appear this summer in the new Superman movie Man Of Steel alongside Henry Cavill and Russell Crowe.

He will also star in action thrillers Three Days To Kill and Jack Ryan.

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