Annual Top Films Lists
Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #177. Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley A. Oliver
Producers: Luc Besson, Peter Brant, Michael Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, David Dencik, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner
If we technically don’t include his two made for television films, this would be Tommy Lee Jones’ second, much anticipated outing — almost a decade since he delivered the exquisite The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, a thinking man’s slow-burner Western where hardened faces (both genders) converge with justice served piping hot. Jones takes on multiple duties once again for The Homesman and his cinemtagrpaher happens to be the great Rodrigo Prieto.
Gist: Based on Glendon Swarthout’s novel, this is about a claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.
Release Date: Seeing that The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada was so well received in Cannes (it won the Best Screenplay and Actor prizes) and that classic Americana plays so well there – French producers will want to land a distribution deal there.
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