The Homesman is a film I’ve heard a little bit about, in large part because it is the second film to be directed by Tommy Lee Jones. Jones, who previously helmed the 2006 western The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (read our review), returns to the western genre again at a time when Hollywood seems to make anything but westerns.
Based on a novel of same name by Glendon Swarthout, the film stars Jones as George Briggs, a claim jumper, who agrees to help Mary Bee Cuddy ((Hilary Swank) with the task of transporting three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.
The film recently competed for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and it will have its US release on November 7, 2014.
In addition to Jones and Swank, The Homesman also stars Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Hailee Steinfeld, William Fichtner, James Spader, John Lithgow, and Tim Blake Nelson.
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