Tommy Lee Jones will be starring, directing and writing an adaptation of Glendon Swarthout’s classic novel The Homesman, costarring Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank.
Production began in New Mexico in the spring. Glendon’s son, Miles, tells True West that Jones has hired his regular composer, Marco Beltrami, to write the score. Beltrami has two Oscar nominations: for 2008’s The Hurt Locker and the 2010 remake 3:10 to Yuma.
Another film being shot in New Mexico is Bone Tomahawk, a brutal Western with Horror twists, starring Timothy Olyphant and Kurt Russell.