Hilary Swank in The Homesman

Nearly ten years after making the leap to directing with The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Tommy Lee Jones is back behind the camera with The Homesman. (In the interim, he made The Sunset Limited for cable.) The new film is a Western, like the last one was, but of a very different type.

Hilary Swank stars as tough frontier woman Mary Bee Cuddy, tasked with transporting three mentally ill women to a sanitarium in Iowa. She enlists the help of desperate drifter George Briggs (Jones) in exchange for saving his life. Hit the jump to watch the first The Homesman U.S. trailer.

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denzel washington magnificent seven

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Antoine Fuqua is now confirmed to direct Denzel Washington in a remake of The Magnificent Seven. More details on the Denzel Washington Magnificent Seven remake, after the jump.
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hateful eight release date

Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight has certainly had an eventful 2014. The project was first revealed in late 2013, and then called off in January of this year, before getting moving again in July. But its 2015 will be even more exciting.

The Weinstein Co. announced today that The Hateful Eight will enter production early next year for release late next year. And it won’t just be any normal release — it’ll be the widest 70mm rollout in over 20 years. Hit the jump for the latest updates on The Hateful Eight release date.

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far from men trailer

Viggo Mortensen has had a busy couple years, though he hasn’t been doing Hollywood films. The Two Faces of January (trailer) and Jauja (trailer) have premiered recently in Berlin and Cannes, respectively. Now he’s got a third film hitting a major fest this year. In Far From Men, French writer-director David Oelhoffen started with the Albert Camus short story The Guest to create what is, in many respects, a western — just one set in Algeria during the revolution of the mid/late 1950s. Check out the Far From Men trailer below. Read More »

Jennifer Lawrence Hateful Eight

You’ve seen Jennifer Lawrence hold her own in films as diverse as Winter’s Bone, Silver Linings Playbook, and the X-Men and Hunger Games films. Now she may get a chance to do some really grim work in the new film from Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight, in which stagecoach travelers pass a blizzard holed up in a Wyoming store, where tensions between them come to a violent head.

(The film might be called The H8ful Eight, depending on how seriously you want to take the trailer’s title card.)

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Young Ones Trailer

“From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West.” I’m in. Did I mention that the film has a great cast? Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and Kodi Smit-McPhee lead this story. Watch the Young Ones trailer embedded after the jump.

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Hateful Eight poster

Last week, /Film broke the news The Weinstein Company would be including a teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight with Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The filmmaker has yet to start shooting the film, so many were curious would the trailer would entail. Well, now we know.

The trailer has been seen and while the video isn’t online yet (and likely won’t be, at least officially) a detailed description is ours to share. There’s no footage, just a selection of character names and roles and some country music.

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Hateful Eight trailer release

By all accounts, Quentin Tarantino hasn’t even started to shoot his new film The Hateful Eight. There’s already a poster, however, and now there’s reliable info that a teaser trailer is in the can. Even better, several reports say that the Hateful Eight trailer release is set for next week, attached to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Trouble is, that’s probably the only place you’ll be able to see it for a while.

Sure, trailer news and rumors are somewhat lame, but when it’s word on a trailer for a film that we thought might never be made? We’ll take it, especially after the movie script was leaked, leading to the film being cancelled, then revived for a live reading.

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