March 27, 2014 at 12:27 am #149274
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Screenplay: Kieran Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Oliver
Based on a novel of same name by Glendon Swarthout, the American drama revolves around a claim jumper and a pioneer woman who team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.
The film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, William Fichtner and Meryl Streep.March 27, 2014 at 12:56 am #149276
Very impressive Still Pictures. Film looks gorgeous and Cinematography from Rodrigo Prieto (Babel, Brokeback Mountain, Argo, Wolf of Wall Street) would be a real contender.
From what I gathered, Meryl’s character (Altha Carter) a Minister or Preacher’s wife wears a spectacle similar to Gandhi (or Aunt Josephine in Lemony Snicket). Meryl’s character would be the receiver-custodian of the 3 insane women and appears at the end of the film.March 27, 2014 at 1:28 am #149277
The production stills are gorgeous. Too bad this is a Hilary Swank vehicle.March 27, 2014 at 4:01 am #149278
I have complete faith in Hilary Swank as an actress.She has proved many times over what a great actress she is, and what she is capable of if given the right vehicle and role.
Apart from her 2 Oscar winning roles (Million Dollar Baby & Boys Don’t Cry), she has had geat performances in Conviction (SAG nominated) and Iron Jawed Angels ..
, The role of Mary Bee Cuddy is perfect for her. It has enough meat to allow for an exceptional performance. It’s a heartwarming and heroic lead role.
This is her awards comeback.March 27, 2014 at 5:35 am #149279
The production stills are gorgeous. Too bad this is a Hilary Swank vehicle.
I thought it was a vehicle for TLJ? He probably has the leading role, and the academy loves writer/directors and they also like Jones. It isn’t necessarily a vehicle for her just because she has a good role. The way I see it, 2 time oscar winners probably aren’t searching for that third oscar. Jones, on the other hand, might want an upgrade to the one he won 20 years ago. They might both be in contention, but I don’t think she’ll get as big a push. Anyway, these stills look good, as I thought they would, so I’m still pretty excited for this.
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really really rooting for HillaryMarch 27, 2014 at 8:00 am #149281
I would like to see Jones win an Oscar for directing for this!March 27, 2014 at 8:38 am #149282
Swank was snubbed for Conviction (Atleast she earned SAG Nod). Looks promising. I love westerns.March 27, 2014 at 9:14 am #149283
I cant WAIT to see three “insane women” being escorted somewhere.
Kidding aside, the stills look DaysofHeaven-ish.March 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm #149284
Looks like a big cinematography and costumes contender.March 27, 2014 at 4:13 pm #149285
This was a very good book – I’m only surprised it’s taken so long to be transferred to the screen.March 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm #149286
The stills look greatMarch 27, 2014 at 11:48 pm #149287
This was a very good book – I’m only surprised it’s taken so long to be transferred to the screen.
I read that this used to be a passion project of Paul Newman and he was set to film it when he was still active (and alive). Tommy Lee Jones became interested primarily due to Newman’s attachment to the material and assume it as his own.
After their collaboration on Lincoln, TLJ sought the help of Steven Spielberg and did the preliminary test shots for The Homesman.March 28, 2014 at 3:08 pm #149288
Hilary Swank has the leading role. She is “the homesman”.
And this looks very True Grit-esque! Exciting.March 28, 2014 at 11:35 pm #149289
I just bought the book and can’t wait to read it. It’s interesting how Hilary Swank’s career ebbs and flows… Boys Don’t Cry, five years later Million Dollar Baby and Iron Jawed Angels, six years later Conviction, two years later Mary & Martha, and now a year later, The Homesman (and even You’re Not You sounds compelling). It’s like she swoops in, blows our socks off, then disappears for a while and/or makes really bad films (The Core, The Black Dahlia, The Reaping, Amelia, The Resident, New Year’s Eve) or just-okay films (Insomnia, Freedom Writers, PS I Love You). I hope The Homesman keeps her in the category of, “Yeah, she’s still got it” a la Million Dollar Baby and Conviction. For sure, she’s definitely proven her win for Boys Don’t Cry wasn’t a fluke.
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