Focus Features announced today that the Let Him Go release date has been set for Friday, August 21, 2020 in North America. Universal Pictures International will release internationally.
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. Lesley 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.
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.