On the eve of the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection announcement, a major competition prospect has emerged in Tommy Lee Jones’ frontier drama “The Homesman,” starring Jones and Hilary Swank as a claim jumper and a pioneer woman undertaking a perilous journey across the Midwest. Also featuring Meryl Streep, William Fichtner and Hailee Steinfeld, the film marks Jones’ first directorial outing since his 2005 Western, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” which walked away from the Croisette with two major prizes. Like “Three Burials,” “The Homesman” was financed and produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, which is also handling international sales on the film.
The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-25.
You can check out some caps from the trailer which I just added to gallery.
- Movies The Homesman > Trailer Captures
Tommy Lee Jones’s now returning with the western drama The Homesman. Adapted by Jones himself from Glendon Swarthout‘s novel, the story follows him as a down-and-out man who gets recruited to take three women on an odyssey from Nebraska to Iowa.
The first trailer has now landed today, which comes from France, where it’ll theatrically release there next month. This is also a likely indicator it’ll hold its world premiere in the country at the Cannes Film Festival, and we’ll find out this week if that’s indeed the case.
Hilary and children Timothy and Margaux attened the French premiere of the film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 held at Le Grand Rex theatre in Paris on April 11.
- Events The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Paris Premiere > April 11 2014
Hilary attened the Chopard Cocktail Party held at the Chopard Place Vendome’s store on Wednesday in Paris. Hilary is wearing an Elie Saab dress and shoes with Chopard jewels.
- Events Chopard Cocktail & Dinner > April 9 2014
The indie distributor plans a theatrical release later this year.
TORONTO — Entertainment One Films’ U.S. division has acquired the North American rights to the Hilary Swank-starrer You’re Not You.
George C. Wolfe’s drama also stars Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel, and is due for a theatrical release later this year.
You’re Not You is produced by Swank and her 2S Films partner Molly Smith, along with Denise Di Novi of DiNovi Pictures.
The film portrays a relationship between Kate (Swank), a woman who has been immobilized by Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Bec (Rossum).
The ensemble cast includes Loretta Devine, Ernie Hudson, Frances Fisher, Marcia Gay Harden, Ali Larter, Jason Ritter, Julian McMahon and Andrea Savage.
With a screenplay by Jordan Roberts and Shana Feste, You’re Not You is based on the novel of the same name by Michelle Wildgen.
The deal was negotiated for eOne Films U.S. by Sejin Croninger, vp worldwide acquisitions, and for the filmmakers by CAA.
Myriad Pictures is handling international sales and introduced the film to buyers at EFM in Berlin.
She’s won two Academy Awards for her roles on the silver screen, and soon actress Hilary Swank will step on stage to receive an award for her real life role as an animal advocate.
Following in the footsteps of 2013 honoree Lily Tomlin, the star of Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby– who over the years has helped to highlight a number of high-profile pet adoption drives, focused the world’s attention on the plight of Romanian street dogs and founded the Hilaroo animal welfare charity– will be presented with the coveted Hope Award at the sixth annual Petco Foundation Hope Gala.
Speaking about the accolade, the actress started: “It’s an honor to be recognized as an advocate for animals by such a respected organization as the Petco Foundation. This Hope Award is a reminder that we all need to individually come together in order to collectively bring hope and make a difference for animals, animal welfare, and animal rights. For even one person’s vision and efforts today can have a lasting impact that will make a difference in the lives of these souls for many tomorrows.”
Along with the award ceremony, attending fans of Fidos and felines can also applaud the adorable, adoptable couture-conscious canines who will command the catwalk at the launch of the Rescues and Runway Fashion Show; enjoy live entertainment by The Heroes and savor delectable dishes, with meal selections including a beef entrée, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and kosher fare.
Hosted by KFMB news anchor Dan Cohen, the black tie optional happening with heart will take place May 3rd at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.
When: May 3, 2014
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel at 1 Park Boulevard in San Diego, California
Hilary and her French boyfriend Laurent Fleury took to the tennis court on Monday.
- Candids March 24, 2014
Hilary was seen out in the St. Germain neighbourhood of Paris alongside her dogs and boyfriend Laurent Fleury on Saturday.
- Candids March 23, 2014
Hilary turned up with her two rescue dogs ready to catch a flight out of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. She was accompanied by Laurent Fleury.
The 39-year-old had her Golden Retriever mix Rumi and Beagle-terrier cross Kai on leads as they walked across the concourse.
- Candids March 21, 2014