I just wanted to give you a few facts about Kevin Reynolds, the Director of Risen:
1. Kevin Reynolds gave Kevin Costner his start by casing him in Fandango.
2. Kevin Reynolds wrote the story for the original Red Dawn.
3. Being good friends Kevin Costner asked Kevin Reynolds for advice while acting in Dances with Wolves.
4. Kevin Reynolds was an uncredited second unite director on that classic.
5. Kevin Reynolds also directed Samuel L. Jackson in Jackson’s very first top billed movie! (Yeah, both Kevin Costner and Samuel L. Jackson have Kevin Reynolds to thank for their careers.)
6. Kevin Reynolds directed Kevin Costner’s History Channel Miniseries The Hatfield’s and McCoy’s… which was nominated for 16 Emmy’s one of those for Best Director.
7. Kevin Reynolds Directed my current favorite movie of all time, The Count of Monte Cristo… which was a spring board for Henry Cavil… our current Superman!
8. Kevin Reynolds was raised Baptist.
If you see nothing else in these list of facts, notice, Kevin Reynolds knows what he is doing, he is a star maker because he knows how to get good performances out of his actors… which is the #1 job of a director.
My favorite Director is Ridley Scott… the director I feel is the most under rated in Hollywood is Kevin Reynolds.
Bonus Fact: I didn’t find out about Risen because I was researching biblical movies… I discovered Risen (At the time titled Resurrection) because I simply wanted to know what Reynolds was doing next… I became super excited when I realized, what he was doing next was a film about Jesus!
Check out the Trailer for Kevin Reynolds’ newest movie, opening this weekend!