The western, starring Hillary Swank, will get a 2014 release date
Tommy Lee Jones’ new film about the western frontier will help take Saban Films into uncharted territory.
“The Homesman” stars Hillary Swank as a tough and efficient pioneer woman who tries to stake out independence on her homestead in the 1850s, but still has to deal with the strict gender roles of the day. It earned strong reviews when it premiered earlier this week in Cannes, and the admiration of Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and his team. The cast also includes Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader and Meryl Streep.
Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, will release the film in theaters later this year.
“We are honored to have such a prestigious and beautifully crafted film as the first project to launch Saban Films,” Saban said.
Jones directed the film from a script he co-wrote based on a novel by Glendon Swarthout. Writing for TheWrap, Sasha Stone praised “The Homesman”: “Half funny, the other half stark and tragic, the film shows that Jones has become a formidable director as he explores a topic that is clearly close to his own heart.”
Hilary attends the Agora dinner at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19 in Cannes. The actress wore a Roland Mouret Fall 2014 colour-block dress cut close to the body, with a bracing blue hue the dominating factor and an intriguing textured bodice.
Expertly constructed with folds and precise seams, the dress was styled with nude Casadei ‘Blade’ pumps with a black trim.
- Events 67th Annual Cannes Film – Agora Dinner > May 19 2014
Hilary is on the cover this week Gala’s magazine. I have added scans to our gallery.
- Magazine Scans Gala – May 19 2014
Hilary attends ‘The Homesman’ premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. She looks stunning in Atelier Versace!
- Events 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival – The Homesman Premiere > May 18 2014