Petty to bow in ‘Postman’

Warner Bros. Records artist Tom Petty has been inked to appear in Kevin Costner’s “The Postman,” a futuristic actioner in which Costner stars and directs. The signing marks Petty’s feature film debut.

Petty will play the mayor in the story about a man (Costner) who keeps society together in a post-apocalyptic world by continuing to deliver mail to the survivors.

“The Postman” was scripted by Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland from a novel by David Brin.

The film, which also stars Larenz Tate and Olivia Williams, who is also making her feature bow, is shooting in Arizona, Oregon and Washington.

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