Kevin Costner returning to 'Field of Dreams' movie site in Dyersville
DYERSVILLE (KWWL) -
Actor Kevin Costner will pay Dyersville a visit to mark the 25th anniversary of the film 'Field of Dreams,' much of which was shot in Dyersville, Dubuque and Galena, Ill..
Costner starred in the 1989 film, which premiered on April 21 of that year.
However, Costner won't be returning to Dyersville until June, when a number of his fellow 'Field of Dreams' cast members will join him for a 25th anniversary celebration on Father's Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, June 13-14.
Dwier Brown played the father of Costner's character Ray Kinsella. Brown's character uttered the now-famous line, "Is this heaven?" to which Costner's Kinsella replies, "It's Iowa."
Brown will join Costner at the Father's Day weekend event, along with a yet-unknown number of fellow cast members.
On April 21, the actual 25th anniversary of the film's premiere, 'Field of Dreams' movie site owner Denise Stillman will hold an 11 a.m. press conference in Chicago, at which she'll announce details of the June 13-14 event, including the names of other actors slated to attend. Dwier Brown will emcee that April 21 affair, Stillman said, and both Costner and NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas will address those in attendance through video messages.
"Mr. Costner has been excited to talk about his reappearance in Dyersville," Stillman said Wednesday in a phone interview with KWWL.
Costner told the Huffington Post he and his band, Modern West, plan on playing a show in Dubuque on Father's Day weekend.
There is no event scheduled in Dyersville on April 21, Stillman said, although the 'Field of Dreams' movie site will be free and open to the public, as it is every day April through November, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Follow KWWL for details of the April 21 announcement.