Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry) stars in The Homesman. Swank plays an independent-minded woman on the frontier who helps three women escape the harsh pioneer life by covered wagon. She gets a low-life drifter (Tommy Lee Jones) to help her. The Homesman was directed and co-written by Jones. It opens November 14.
During a recent interview Swank admitted that she has become more selective with the films that she takes on. And “there’s a lack of scripts that are interesting to me. I’m fine doing more movie a year.” She’s also taking on a TV project. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu‘ (Birdman), Swank will co-star with Ed Harris (Westworld, The Right Stuff, A Beautiful Mind) and Ed Helms (The Office) on a series called The One Percent for Starz. It’s about a farmer (Helms) who’s struggling to make ends meet when he encounters a bizarre twist of fate that can either save the farm or destroy it forever. Swank will play his wife. Harris will play the family patriarch.