Costner will play a beer-guzzling layabout whose precocious 12-year-old daughter triggers a chain of events that renders her father's ballot the deciding vote in the upcoming Presidental Election.
The situation prompts armies of politicians and media to descend on the hapless man's home town, transforming him into an unwitting guru whose every ill-conceived utterance sparks national debate and inspires legions of hangers-on. Ultimately his daughter shows him how to make the right decision.
Joshua Michael Stern will direct in his theatrical follow-up to the 2005 mystery Neverwas, and co-wrote the screenplay with Jason Richman.
Costner and Jim Wilson are producing and are representing US rights on the project, which is scheduled to begin shooting in July in New Mexico.
KMI is also selling the romantic comedy Camille starring Sienna Miller and James Franco.