[Movies] Tommy Lee Jones Set to Direct The Cowboys Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.05.2013
A remake of a film starring John Wayne…
Variety reports that Tommy Lee Jones is set to direct the remake of the 1972 western, The Cowboys.
The film is based on a novel by William Dale Jennings. The original starred John Wayne and Bruce Dern. It followed a rancher who is forced to assemble a group of novice ranch hands for a 400 mile cattle drive.
Jones previously directed The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and also wrote, directed, and stars in the upcoming The Homesman.
The Cowboys remake is being produced by Donald De Line.