Though in many ways it’s an ensemble film, it was Kevin Costner who was front and center at Thursday’s El Capitan premiere for “Swing Vote” — all the way down to doing his musical perf at the Highlands after-party.
One friend of Costner’s said half the reason he did the movie was so he could perform with the band in the film, which was expanded to a strong half-hour set at the preem bash .
As for the pic, writer-director Joshua Michael Stern described it as “a political ‘Paper Moon,’ ” while exec producer Robin Jonas, who was there with Quentin Tarantino, said it was more like a “Mr. Redneck Goes to Washington.”
“This kind of movie is right up the center for Kevin,” said Cheech Marin. “Lovable loser is his best character.”