Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner’s lawyer responds to the ‘Yellowstone’ work report

Kevin Costner’s attorney is denying that the actor caused problems on the set of his smash Paramount show “Yellowstone.”

In a piece published on Tuesday by Puck, attorney Marty Singer disputed a suggestion that Costner had reduced the length of time he was willing to shoot the series on-site in Montana.

“It’s a pure lie that Kevin was only willing to work one week on the second part of Season 5 of Yellowstone,” Singer told Puck. “It’s ludicrous, and anyone who says it deserves to be laughed at.”

The allegation follows a Deadline report earlier this month that Costner, who plays the series’ patriarch John Dutton, may be leaving due to “disagreements about production dates.”

“We have no news to report,” Paramount said at the time in a statement to CNN.

“Kevin Costner is an important part of Yellowstone, and we hope that will continue for a long time,” the statement concluded. “Due to Taylor Sheridan’s creative intellect, we are constantly working on franchise expansions of this incredible universe he has created. Matthew McConaughey is an incredible performer with whom we would love to collaborate.”

Sheridan, the show’s co-creator and showrunner, is working with Paramount to potentially wind up the series in its current form and begin a franchise that would continue the Dutton family’s tale and maybe star Matthew McConaughey, according to Deadline.

“For Season 5 — initially planned as 10 episodes, but expanded to 16 episodes shot in two tranches, 5A, and 5B — Costner had negotiated short filming windows,” according to the latest Puck piece. Given the series’ emphasis on external shots on the range, the adjustment might potentially hamper production.

“As anyone who knows Kevin knows, he is incredibly enthusiastic about the program and has always gone way above and beyond to assure its success,” Singer told Puck.

“As we have indicated, Kevin has been a critical component of the success of our Yellowstone series, and we hope that trend continues,” a Paramount spokeswoman said.

CNN has reached out to Costner and Paramount reps for comment.