Danish Actor Joins Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' (Exclusive)

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David Dencik

Jones is directing and starring in the period drama, which also stars Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep.

David Dencik is set to join the growing cast of The Homesman, Tommy Lee Jones’ frontier movie.

Dencik joins Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, James Spader, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson and Jones, who is also directing and co-wrote the script with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley A. Oliver.

The story sees an untrustworthy man (Jones) and a spinster school teacher (Swank) team up to transport three women driven insane by the harsh world of the frontier eastward to Iowa and back to the civilized world.

Dencik will play the sexually brutish husband of one of the women.

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The movie, being financed and co-produced by EuropaCorp, is due to shoot this spring in New Mexico.

Dencik is an acclaimed Danish actor who has been nominated for best supporting actor for a number of Danish Academy Awards for his work in Cornelis, Rosa Morena and Room 304.

His English acting credits include Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse and A Royal Affair . Next up for the man is 2929’s Serena, with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as an arc on Showtime's The Borgias.

Dencik is repped by APA.