New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis announced today the Tommy Lee Jones directed
feature “The Homesman” to film in New Mexico. Starring Oscar winners Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and Meryl
Streep (The Iron Lady, Hope Springs, Sophie’s Choice) along with Grace Gummer (Margin Call, Larry
Crowne), Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter and Tim Blake Nelson. Principal photography is scheduled
for the end of March through mid-May at various locations in the Las Vegas and Santa Fe areas.
The production will employ over 100 New Mexico crew members and over 200 New Mexico principal and
Produced by Michael Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones and Peter Brant.
“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 (Tommy Lee Jones)
and an independent pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) who team up to escort three women driven mad by the
Nebraska frontier back to Iowa.