A new short trailer has been released for The Homesman.
The movie is directed by Tommy Lee Jones, who also stars, and comes eight years after his directorial debut The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. The Homesman is based on the book by Glendon Swarthout.
Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is an independent and resourceful frontier woman, conditioned to living a life of solitude and hard work in America’s West in the 1850s.
Lonely and isolated, when the preacher (John Lithgow) breaks the news that three local women have been declared insane and are to be transported across the barren country to a safe haven, Mary Bee volunteers for the dangerous and arduous task of leading them to Iowa.
When she stumbles across reprobate claim-jumper George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones) hanging from a noose, Mary Bee saves his life but only in exchange for his assistance in escorting the three troubled women. The unlikely pairing set off on the long, difficult journey where their courage and resilience are tested as they’re both pushed to their limits.
The film also stars Meryl Streep, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter and Hailee Steinfeld.
The Homesman is released on 21st November 2014. Watch the trailer below: