Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman Trailer

The Homesman

Tommy Lee Jones’ latest, The Homesman got the first trailer.

Writing alongside Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley A. Oliver, Jones brings to the screen the novel by Glendon Swarthout.

Swank as Mary Bee Cuddy, a staunchly independent pioneer woman who has taken on the job of shepherding three mentally unstable women from Nebraska to Iowa. Between them and their destination lies miles of rough terrain, natural barriers and swarms of threats from unfriendly wagon trains to bandits and Native American tribes that prey on unwary travellers.

To help in her mission, Cuddy enlists the help of George Briggs, a claim jumper she meets when he’s been sentenced to hang. Convincing him to journey with her, the pair sets out on their perilous task.

Stars Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, Jesse Plemons, Tim Blake Nelson, William Fichtner, John Lithgow, Miranda Otto and James Spader all aboard.

The Homesman doesn’t have a release date yet.