Yes, Tommy Lee Jones will be taking on “every role” in the newly developing picture The Homesman. But if you have begun imagining the celebrated thespian in a The Klumps scenario, you will be quite relieved (or disappointed) to realize that he is not playing multiple characters. In addition to starring, Jones will be writing, directing and producing the film.
The Homesman will mark TLJ’s second stint at directing a feature film, the first being 2005’s critically acclaimed The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. The veteran actor’s newest project will star him as a pioneer-era renegade (just wait, there’s a curve ball coming) who escorts a squad of mentally insane women (and there it is) from Nebraska to Iowa.
The reasons of this journey and strange partnership are as of yet unknown. But if Tommy Lee Jones tells you that leading a group of psychotic young ladies on trek of reverse Manifest Destiny is a good idea, you don’t argue. There is also no word on whether or not Josh Brolin will play an younger incarnation of Jones’ character, but it’s safe to assume that he will. In every single movie for the rest of each man’s career.
And to see Tommy Lee Jones actually take on every role in a movie, keep watch for Men in Black IV: Christmas with the K’s.
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