Kevin Costner Is Leaving 'Yellowstone' To Work On Another Western Film

If you're going to leave the most successful show on cable television the same year that you win a Golden Globe for the same role? You'd better have a compelling reason. 

Kevin Costner's Horizon is an enormous Western picture that he thinks will surpass the success of his previous epic western franchise, Yellowstone.

What brought Costner here? For one thing, there is said to be an ongoing ego clash between Costner and Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan behind the scenes. 

Costner supposedly offered Sheridan only a week of his time to complete the balance of Season Five. The actor was juggling his work responsibilities between Yellowstone and Horizon

which could have hampered his personal life. In an interview with People, a source close to his wife, Christine Baumgartner, stated that she asked for a divorce after becoming "unhappy" with his work schedule. 

Christine wants them to spend time together as a family at their Santa Barbara home," a source added. "Kevin isn't around much during filming. His absence has been really difficult for her."

Horizon, on the other hand, is no easy task. He told Variety in June that he intends to divide the epic western into four parts that would be shot back-to-back.

"Four different movies," he revealed, which will be released "about every three months" after the first. "They're all different films that connect, so you're watching a saga of these storylines that are happening," he said.

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