This might make some of you feel old, but Kevin Costner is now old enough to play a grandfather. The 59-year-old actor plays a grandfather fighting to keep his granddaughter Eloise, played by Jillian Estell. The brilliant Octavia Spencer co-stars in the film. She will be playing Eloise’s paternal grandmother.
Black or White was written and directed by Mike Binder. As we mentioned above, the film centers around a racially-charged custody battle between Costner and Spencer. The trailer shows the strong bond between Costner’s character and his granddaughter; however, it also shows his struggles as he is suddenly left to care for her by himself after his wife dies.
And that’s when the girl’s paternal grandmother (Spencer) steps in to seek custody, resulting in a nasty legal battle. It certainly looks like an interesting film. Some of the early reviews are claiming the movie is “phenomenal.”
You can check it out in theater near you January 30, 2015.