The Homesman - Trailer
Director Tommy Lee JonesYear 2014Genre(s) Dramas
George Briggs is a claim jumper who has only ever known a dishonest life. When he finds himself in serious trouble (sat astride an impatient horse with his hands bound behind his back and a noose around his neck tied to a branch), he starts to think this could finally be the end for him. That is until he is found by a lone woman with a wagon named Mary Bee Cuddy who agrees to free him from his plight in exchange for a favour. Living alone, she is struggling to carry out an important personal mission; she wants to take three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa now that their husbands can now longer cope with them. Thus, she asks Briggs to help her on the dangerous five week journey and, despite his serious reservations, he agrees to act as her aide and protector against the brutalities they may face along the way.
In his latest directing venture, Tommy Lee Jones (star of 'No Country For Old Men' and 'Men In Black') is at the helm of Western drama 'The Homesman' in which he stars alongside Hilary Swank. The movie has been co-written by Kieran Fitzgerald ('The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández') and Wesley A. Oliver, co-produced by Luc Besson ('Taken', 'The Transporter', 'District 13') and is based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2014 where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or prize and it will be released in UK cinemas on October 17th 2014.
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, David Dencik, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner, Jesse Plemons, Evan Jones, Jo Harvey Allen, Lela Rose Allen, Lila Brock, Sachie Capitani, Barry Corbin, Rick Irwin, Karen Jones, Richard Andrew Jones