Tommy Lee Jones’ ‘The Homesman’ Gets Awards Season Release Date from Saban Films

Saban Films will partner with Roadside Attractions to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of “The Homesman,” setting a Nov. 7 release date and planning an aggressive awards campaign.

The new label acquired U.S. distribution to the Western drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, following its world premiere in competition at Cannes. The film also stars Meryl Streep and her daughter Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Hailee Steinfeld and James Spader.

Roadside titles have garnered 13 Oscar nominations over the past four awards seasons.

This is the first acquisition for Saban Films and the second collaboration among Saban president Bill Bromiley, Jones and Michael Fitzgerald following 2008’s “In the Electric Mist.”

Saban Films will also manage sales on all other U.S. distribution platforms for “The Homesman.”

Media mogul Haim Saban is moving into movies with the launch of Saban Films, announced a week before the start of the Cannes Film Festival.

Saban Films plans to acquire eight to 10 feature films per year and distribute in North America via a major studio.

More Film

  • Millarworld Comics in Development at Netflix

    Millarworld Film Adaptations in Development at Netflix With Ted Melfo, Neal Moritz

    Saban Films will partner with Roadside Attractions to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of “The Homesman,” setting a Nov. 7 release date and planning an aggressive awards campaign. The new label acquired U.S. distribution to the Western drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, following its world premiere in competition at Cannes. The film […]

  • RLJE Films, Urban Movie Channel Buys

    Bella Thorne's Thriller 'Ride' Bought by RLJE Films, Urban Movie Channel

    Saban Films will partner with Roadside Attractions to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of “The Homesman,” setting a Nov. 7 release date and planning an aggressive awards campaign. The new label acquired U.S. distribution to the Western drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, following its world premiere in competition at Cannes. The film […]

  • Terna Presidencial de la Academia de

    ‘Superman’ Costume Designer Yvonne Blake Dies at 78

    Saban Films will partner with Roadside Attractions to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of “The Homesman,” setting a Nov. 7 release date and planning an aggressive awards campaign. The new label acquired U.S. distribution to the Western drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, following its world premiere in competition at Cannes. The film […]

  • Rami Malek Stuns as Freddie Mercury

    New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer Touches on Freddie Mercury's Sexuality

    Saban Films will partner with Roadside Attractions to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of “The Homesman,” setting a Nov. 7 release date and planning an aggressive awards campaign. The new label acquired U.S. distribution to the Western drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, following its world premiere in competition at Cannes. The film […]

  • Grasshopper Films Buy 'The Load,' Serbian

    Serbian Trucking Thriller 'The Load' Bought by Grasshopper Films (EXCLUSIVE)

    Saban Films will partner with Roadside Attractions to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of “The Homesman,” setting a Nov. 7 release date and planning an aggressive awards campaign. The new label acquired U.S. distribution to the Western drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, following its world premiere in competition at Cannes. The film […]

  • Men Outnumber Female Critics 2-1, Affecting

    Gender Imbalance in Film Criticism Can Hurt Visibility of Female-Driven Films, Study Finds

    Saban Films will partner with Roadside Attractions to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of “The Homesman,” setting a Nov. 7 release date and planning an aggressive awards campaign. The new label acquired U.S. distribution to the Western drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, following its world premiere in competition at Cannes. The film […]

  • Amazon Studios Head of Motion Picture

    Amazon Studios Head of Film Production Ted Hope to be Honored by Locarno Festival

    Saban Films will partner with Roadside Attractions to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of “The Homesman,” setting a Nov. 7 release date and planning an aggressive awards campaign. The new label acquired U.S. distribution to the Western drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, following its world premiere in competition at Cannes. The film […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content