Tommy Lee Jones write and direct The Cowboys

Tommy Lee Jones to write and direct remake of The Cowboys

Tommy Lee Jones to write and direct remake of The Cowboys

Tommy Lee Jones is working on a remake of Mark Rydell’s 1972 film The Cowboys which starred John Wayne.

In the original, Wayne played Wil Anderson, a rancher whose cattle drivers all leave him behind in search for gold. He takes on a group of young boys to help him get his cattle herd to market so that he doesn’t end up losing money. Bruce Dern also starred.

While he is writing and directing the film there is no word on whether Jones would also star. He previously directed 2005 western The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and the 1995 western The Good Old Boys.