Directed by Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones (THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA) and starring Jones and fellow Oscar winner Hilary Swank, THE HOMESMAN is a thrilling testimony to the reality of life in the Wild West of colonial America.
When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realises just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.
“This beautifully crafted film intrigues as a story never told before and ratchets up dramatic interest through a succession of unexpected turns. ” ~ Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.