Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank discusses her unique character Mary Bee Cuddy in our exclusive preview for The Homesman, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 17. Based on the award-winning novel by Glendon Swarthout, Hilary Swank stars as a woman who is tasked with taking three deranged women across the frontier. Along the way, Mary rescues George Briggs, played by director Tommy Lee Jones, who reluctantly helps Mary transport three women driven mad by the harsh frontier life across the treacherous land – where a kindly minister’s wife (Meryl Streep) has offered them hospice.
The unlikely pair soon realize just how daunting the journey will be as the group traverses the vast Nebraska Territories, marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant danger. Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones co-wrote, directed and stars in this critically acclaimed film, which features an all-star cast including John Lithgow, Miranda Otto, James Spader and Hailee Steinfeld. The Homesman was well-received by the nation’s critics, earning an 81% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include two insightful behind-the-scenes featurettes along with a look at the life of women in the 19th century. Take a look at our exclusive preview featuring Hilary Swank before picking up The Homesman on Blu-ray and DVD next week. In case you don’t want to wait another week, the Western drama is currently available on Digital HD formats.