ByColm S. Herron, writer at
Colm S. Herron

A new clip from Tommy Lee Jones latest directorial effort The Homesman has dropped online. It shows a conversation between Lee Jones and Hilary Swank as they negotiate the terms of his release.

Check out the clip below:

Thinking on Jones' last movie as director (The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada) it is clear that Jones is a fan of westerns, or at least pieces inspired by westerns.

This latest movie, which he co-wrote with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver, stars Jones as an aged 'claim jumper', someone who illegally obtains land, who is forced to help Hilary Swank's character after she saves him from a hanging. What follows is a treacherous journey across baron America, as Jones and Swank attempt to escort three mentally-ill woman to safety.

I, for one, am looking forward to this. It has elements of Unforgiven while showing a sparse set design and cinematography present in films like The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Pale Rider.

The Homesman will be in competition at this years Cannes Film Festival and an early review will follow from our correspondent at the festival.

So readers, do you think it'll live up to the richness it suggests from the clips and trailers?


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