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Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in The Homesman

I'm excited about The Homesman opening at the Cannes Film Festival! Tommy Lee Jones directs the film based on Glendon Swarthout's award winning western novel about Mary Bee Cuddy, a feisty spinster and former teacher who, along with a low life, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones) escort a group of mentally ill women back east. The cast is really enticing; Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader, John Lithgow, and Grace Gummer - she's inherited at least some of her mom's acting genes - is Arabella Sours, the best character name ever!  Mom Meryl Streep also plays a role. Jones directs and had a hand in with the script. My son has turned me on to some classic westerns from the likes of Ford, Hawkes, Leone, Peckinpaw, and Eastwood so Jones has pretty big, make that HUGE, shoes to fill! Moreinfo as we move forward; The Homesman screens May 21 at Cannes, in August at Telluride with a limited release set for October 3rd.

Without further ado, the trailer, if you please. It's been a long time since I saw a really good western; I'd be much obliged if this one turns out to be as good as it looks. 

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