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Cool trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' western The Homesman with Hilary Swank

Apr. 14, 2014by: Paul Shirey
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The first (and last) time I'd heard about Tommy Lee Jones' feature directorial debut (correction, he previously directed the feature THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA) THE HOMESMAN, was the casting of Tim Blake Nelson. Since then it's been a mum affair, until this surprisingly cool trailer popped up. At first, the trailer seems like it may be just another "on the prarie" kind of introspective western, but as the trailer progresses the film shows real promise as a kind of ode to a Coen brothers film, complete with odd characters, situations, and moral dilemmas. Jones has been in enough westerns throughout his career that he ought to have a good idea on how to make one and judging by this trailer for THE HOMESMAN it appears that he may have hit a home run with his first time up to bat.

Take a look:

Here's the synopsis:

A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.

Hilary Swank has been kind of low key of late, although she's proven herself time and again to be a great actress, and this looks like it could be a fine addition to her resume. The supporting cast is pretty great as well, with Jones culling in a lot of new and veteran thesps to join the ranks, including Miranda Otto, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, John Lithgow, William Fichtner, and Jesse Plemons. After this trailer, THE HOMESMAN is definitely a film on my radar and looks to be a fine addition to the genre.

THE HOMESMAN is set to debut sometime in 2014.

Source: You Tube

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1:15AM on 04/15/2014

Looks great!

I'll definitely check this one out.
I'll definitely check this one out.
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2:35PM on 04/14/2014

Looks great!

Initially reminded me of the recent Sam Shepard/Butch Cassidy flick Blackthorn but then it became it's own thing as the trailer progressed... definitely feeling that Coen vibe here too! Definitely on the must-see list now
Initially reminded me of the recent Sam Shepard/Butch Cassidy flick Blackthorn but then it became it's own thing as the trailer progressed... definitely feeling that Coen vibe here too! Definitely on the must-see list now
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2:23PM on 04/14/2014
Groovy. Looks great to me. Love me some TLJ and love me some westerns. P.S. Meth Damon!
Groovy. Looks great to me. Love me some TLJ and love me some westerns. P.S. Meth Damon!
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2:17PM on 04/14/2014

So you haven't seen The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada?!?!

This looks great can't wait to see it. Reminds me if the last movie he directed which was also a western, it's a modern western but a western none the less, you should check it out.
This looks great can't wait to see it. Reminds me if the last movie he directed which was also a western, it's a modern western but a western none the less, you should check it out.
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2:17PM on 04/14/2014
The author of this post should be fired. He says "Jones has been in enough westerns throughout his career that he ought to have a good idea on how to make one" Well guess what! He's already directed TWO, the Good Old Boys and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. He also directed The Sunset Limited a few years ago. Not that hard to check out IMDB, and at the very lest a movie fan should know Jones directed Melquiades Estrada. I'm excited for this film, but staggered by the lack of knowledge
The author of this post should be fired. He says "Jones has been in enough westerns throughout his career that he ought to have a good idea on how to make one" Well guess what! He's already directed TWO, the Good Old Boys and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. He also directed The Sunset Limited a few years ago. Not that hard to check out IMDB, and at the very lest a movie fan should know Jones directed Melquiades Estrada. I'm excited for this film, but staggered by the lack of knowledge here.
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2:18PM on 04/14/2014
No need to be so harsh man. Maybe they didn't know and was too blowing away by the trailer. They'll check it out eventually. Summer down with the post.
No need to be so harsh man. Maybe they didn't know and was too blowing away by the trailer. They'll check it out eventually. Summer down with the post.
2:29PM on 04/14/2014
Hey Shade, I actually did check out IMDB while writing this, but overlooked Three Burials (which isn't a western). So, you can ding me there. However, the other two are TV movies, which is why I wrote "feature" as a TV movie is not considered a feature film. Anyway, correction added on Three Burials.
Hey Shade, I actually did check out IMDB while writing this, but overlooked Three Burials (which isn't a western). So, you can ding me there. However, the other two are TV movies, which is why I wrote "feature" as a TV movie is not considered a feature film. Anyway, correction added on Three Burials.
4:08PM on 04/14/2014
You're "staggered..." By incorrect background information... On an intentionally pedestrian movie fansite.

Wait until you have some real life problems. Your brain is going to pop like a grape.
You're "staggered..." By incorrect background information... On an intentionally pedestrian movie fansite.

Wait until you have some real life problems. Your brain is going to pop like a grape.
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