The Western starring Jones and Hilary Swank premiered at the Cannes Film Festival where Saban Films acquired it in May.
Haim Saban’s new venture Saban Films will team with Roadside Attractions for U.S. distribution of Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman.
The Western, which stars Jones and Hilary Swank, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Saban Films acquired the North American distribution rights the film during the film festival in its first acquisition.
Saban and Roadside plan to release the film, which features a supporting cast of Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer, Hailee Steinfeld and James Spader, on November 7 along with an awards campaign.
“The brilliant Tommy Lee Jones, aided by Hilary Swank’s amazing performance has done nothing less than reinvent the Western from a woman’s perspective,” said a statement from Roadside co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff. “This major work is a dream project for Roadside.”
The project marks the second collaboration between Saban president Bill Bromiley, Jones and Michael Fitzgerald following 2008’s In the Electric Mist. In addition to partnering with Roadside to handle the theatrical release, Saban Films will also manage sales on all other U.S. distribution platforms for The Homesman.