- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Tim Blake Nelson has booked back-to-back gigs in movies being directed by fellow actors.
Bukowski, for which Franco also wrote the script, traces the story of Charles Bukowski from childhood through his high school years.
Nelson will play Henry Bukowski, a man who takes out his economic stresses violently on his son, eventually driving Charles to defend himself.
This will be the fourth time that Nelson and Franco will work together.
Homesman, being financed and co-produced by EuropaCorp, sees an untrustworthy man and a spinster school teacher team up to transport three woman deemed crazy via ox-drawn wagon across the Western plains. Nelson will play a man who covets one of the three women and tries to steal her.
The movie already has a cast that includes Jones, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep. Jones not only directs but wrote the screenplay with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley A. Oliver.
The movie will shoot in the spring in New Mexico.
Nelson, repped by UTA and Gateway Management, is on screen with DreamWorks’ award-winning Lincoln and appeared in Blue Caprice, a crime drama that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day