Robin Williams Nearly Starred In ‘Field Of Dreams,’ States Kevin Costner
Motion picture history is cluttered with almosts. Tom Selleck practically played Indiana Jones. Christopher Walken practically played Han Solo. John Travolta practically starred in both American Gigolo and An Officer and a Gentleman (Both went to Richard Gere rather, making him a star.) And now we’re finding out that Field of Dreams– the emotional baseball classic– practically starred Robin Williams.
This news originates from Kevin Costner, the real star of the 1989 weepie, who broke the news to Home Entertainment Weekly Approved, Williams wasn’t the movie’s very first option; that would be Costner, who practically needed to leave of the function totally when recording of the thriller Vengeance ran longer than prepared. When that took place, filmmaker Phil Alden Robinson hatched a Strategy B.
” There was a concept that perhaps Robin Williams was going to do it, who I believed was spectacular,” Costner stated. “And when I lastly asked Phil, I stated, ‘Well, why did you wait on me? Since I believe Robin’s actually terrific.’ And he resembled, ‘I do, too. However I believe that Robin might hear voices in the corn, and I required a man that you do not think is going to hear a voice in a corn. And I believed that was an actually informative thing. I get a great deal of credit for Field of Dreams and all the credit goes to Phil. I simply played it.”