A trio of Oscar winners will soon be in the Land of Enchantment.
Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep will all star in Jones’ directed feature, “The Homesman.”
“The Homesman” is based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout with a script written by Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver.
This Western follows the journey of a claim jumper, played by Jones, and an independent pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) who team up to escort three women driven mad by the Nebraska frontier back to Iowa.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production will employ more than 100 New Mexico crew members and more than 200 New Mexico principal and background talent.
Principal photography is scheduled for the end of March through mid-May at various locations in the Las Vegas, N.M. and Santa Fe areas.
The film will also star Grace Gumman, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter and Tim Blake Nelson.
It is produced by Michael Fitzgerald (The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Pledge and the upcoming The Rosenthal Gang), Tommy Lee Jones (The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and The Sunset Limited) and Peter Brant (Pollock, Basquiat).
Streep last won an Oscar for her role in “The Iron Lady,” while Swank picked up her last Oscar in “Million Dollar Baby.” Jones picked up his Oscar for his role in “The Fugitive.”