Kevin Costner will participate in the Endymion parade, one of the largest parades during New Orleans' Carnival season.
The Endymion parade, one of the city's "superkrewes," is one of the most popular events of the Carnival season because of the parade's elaborate floats and celebrities.
The parade will roll on Feb. 2. Mardi Gras falls early in 2008, on Feb. 5. Endymion returns to its Mid-City route after two years of rolling Uptown in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Parade officials made the announcement about Costner on Monday.
Costner won director and best picture Oscars for 1990's "Dances With Wolves."
His film credits also include "The Bodyguard," "The Untouchables," "Bull Durham," "Waterworld," "Tin Cup," "JFK" and "Field of Dreams."