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WATCH: Tommy Lee Jones Returns to the Director's Chair in First Trailer for 'The Homesman'

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 15, 2014 at 3:53PM

The first trailer for writer/director Tommy Lee Jones' sophomore theatrical feature "The Homesman," an all-American Western starring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep and Jones himself, has landed.
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Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank in "The Homesman."
Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank in "The Homesman."

The first trailer for writer/director Tommy Lee Jones' sophomore theatrical feature "The Homesman," an all-American Western starring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep and Jones himself, has landed. Watch below.

Adapted from the Glendon Swarthout's 1988 novel about a man-of-the-land and a pioneer woman who team up to escort three troubled women from Nebraska to Iowa, this is Jones' directorial followup to "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (2005) and it costars James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld, Tim Blake Nelson, William Fichtner and Jesse Plemons.

Written by Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver, "The Homesman"'s stateside release date is forthcoming.

This article is related to: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, Trailers, Trailers, Video


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