Presented by Roadside Attractions
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
Screenplay written by Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald (The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández) and Wesley A. Oliver (The Company Men, No Country for Old Men), based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout (The Shootist).
Starring Academy Award®-winners Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, with a supporting cast featuring Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Academy Award-nominees John Lithgow and Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader and Academy Award®-winner Meryl Streep.
When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.