The Homesman

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The Homesman
The Homesman poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
Produced by Brian Kennedy
Luc Besson
Michael Fitzgerald
Peter M. Brant
Tommy Lee Jones
Richard Romero
Written by Kieran Fitzgerald
Tommy Lee Jones
Wesley Oliver
Based on The Homesman 
by Glendon Swarthout
Starring Tommy Lee Jones
Hilary Swank
William Fichtner
Meryl Streep
Music by Marco Beltrami
Cinematography Rodrigo Prieto
Edited by Roberto Silvi
The Javelina Film Company
Distributed by Saban Films
Roadside Attractions
Release dates
  • May 18, 2014 (2014-05-18) (Cannes)
  • November 7, 2014 (2014-11-07) (United States)
Running time 122 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $16 million

The Homesman is a 2014 American western drama film directed by Tommy Lee Jones and co-written with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver, based on a novel of same name by Glendon Swarthout. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, William Fichtner and Meryl Streep. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 7, 2014 and will premiere in the UK at the Cambridge Film Festival.[2]


In exchange for helping George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), a claim jumper, Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) a depressed woman, recruits him to help her escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.




Open cast call was held in Columbus, Georgia, on April 27, 2013.[3]


The filming began in May 2013 at Westville museum in Lumpkin, Georgia.[4]

Director and cast at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival


The Homesman premiered on May 18, 2014, in competition, at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[5] The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 7, 2014.[6]


List of accolades received by The Homesman
Year Award Category Recipient(s) and Nominee(s) Result
2014 2014 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Tommy Lee Jones Nominated
World Soundtrack Awards Film Composer of The Year Marco Beltrami Nominated


  1. ^ "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Cambridge Film Festival
  3. ^ "Open Casting Call being held in Georgia tomorrow for ‘The Homesman’, starring Tommy Lee Jones & Meryl Streep". 26 April 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tommy Lee Jones to Film 'The Homesman' in Georgia". 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection Lineup Announced". Variety. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike (2014-02-18). "Saban Films, Roadside Take Cannes Pic 'The Homesman'". Retrieved 2014-06-21. 

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