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Kevin Costner Has Fun Hanging With A-Rod as Iconic Film ‘Field of Dreams’ Gets Series Pickup

Esther NJeri
Aug 17, 2021
12:00 P.M.
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"Field of Dreams" has remained in people's hearts since its inception in the '80s, and now fans are in for a treat as a new series adaptation of the movie is in the works.


The series, written and produced by Michael Schur, will re-explore a mixture of magic, Iowa, baseball, and family, making the movie relatable to many audiences.

The 1989 version of the movie starred Kevin Costner, a farmer who puts up a baseball pitch in his corn farm in Iowa that goes on to attract ghosts of previous baseball legends.

Actor Kevin Costner attends the world premiere of "McFarland, USA" at The El Capitan Theatre on February 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California.| Source: Getty Images


And Costner is having so much fun shooting the movie and hanging out with Alex Rodriguez at the renowned Iowa cornfield where the series was shot.

Rodriguez, a former New York Yankee, got dressed in his former uniform as he and David Ortiz, a former Red Sox player, recreated the movie's most memorable scenes.


He also took numerous photos hanging out with Costner, and alongside the photo, listed his favorite Costner movies. He wrote:

"So much fun hanging out with Kevin Costner on our set at The Field of Dreams yesterday."

The series is based on "Shoeless Joe," a 1982 movie by W. P. Kinsella. Costner receives instructions to build a baseball field in the middle of his cornfield.


This draws ghosts of famous baseball players, including "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. The American classic also featured others such as Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, and Ray Liotta.

This marks Schur's second series created on Peacock. His first was co-created alongside Ed Helms and Sierra Teller Ornelas, a movie named "Rutherford Falls."

5.9 million fans watched the game, and the White Sox carried home the victory, winning 9-8 against the New York Yankees.


Schur is also behind comedy hits such as “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office,” and “The Good Place.”

The series announcement succeeds the highly anticipated game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees at the field where they shot the movie.


5.9 million fans watched the game, and the White Sox carried home the victory, winning 9-8 against the New York Yankees.

As a tribute to the movie, the celebrated actor walked through the field around the stadium and reflected on the legacy of the film, saying:

"Tonight, thanks to that enduring impact that little movie had, it's allowed us to come here again. But now we're on a field that Major League Baseball made."

66-year-old Costner then went on to wish the players a lucky day on the field, noting that the dream was still alive. He then walked off the field as the game began.