Tommy Lee Jones, although 65 years old, has been incredibly active as an actor, but has mentioned in several interview that his passion now is for directing. Variety has learned the Jones is set to direct The Horseman, a period drama about a pioneer woman and a claim-jumping rascal of a man as they transport three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa. In addition to directing, Jones will also produce, write and star in the film.
With The Horseman, Jones is going to be the jack of all trades. He’s showed promise as a director before, directing The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada in 2005 and an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited in 2011. He would most likely begin this movie after finishing Emperor, where he plays General Douglas McArthur.
This year he has two films, Men in Black III which comes out May 25th and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, which is set to arrive in December.