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Hailee Steinfeld Joins Tommy Lee Jones Frontier Pic 'The Homesman'

Hailee Steinfeld held her own among a cast of grizzled veterans in True Grit and earned an Oscar nod for it. Now she’s set to return to the frontier in The Homesman, opposite Tommy Lee Jones who is director, co-writer, producer and star on the period project. Steinfeld joins Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, James Spader, John Lithgow, and Tim Blake Nelson in the pic, about a man (Jones) who teams up with a pioneer woman (Swank) to escort three insane women across the prairie back to civilization. The 16-year-old will play a poor, simple, and barefooted teenager named Tabitha Hutchinson. Jones co-scripted with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver. Producing alongside Jones and his Javelina Film Company are Michael Fitzgerald for Ithaca Pictures, Peter Brant, and Luc Besson for EuropaCorp. Brian Kennedy and Richard Romero are executive producing.

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aDDicteD1827d ago

cant wait to see hellee steinfield back, she did a remarkable performance in true grit alongside again with tommy lee jones. the movie concept looks grand with hilary swank and meryl streep. i think she can hold her own in this project and she must realize this is a good opportunity to solidify her career.