Tommy Lee Jones’ has shown himself to be a decent director with the TV movies The Good Old Boys and The Sunset Limited, as well as the movie The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.
He’s stepping things up a gear with The Homesman by gathering an incredibly distinguished cast, including Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner, and Jesse Plemons.
The period drama is about on a claim-jumper (Tommy Lee Jones) and a pioneer woman (Swank) in the 19th Century, who both escort three insane women on a bizarre journey from Nebraska to Iowa, where they must brave the harsh elements and lawless wastes along the way.
Now a trailer has arrived, although it’s not clear when it will be released. [Read more…]