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James Spader Joining Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep in 'The Homesman' (Exclusive)
By Borys Kit ,  The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter -- Three-time Emmy winner James Spader is set to re-team with his Lincoln co-star Tommy Lee Jones for another movie set in late 1800s America, The Homesman.

Jones co-wrote the script and is directing the movie, assembling a cast that includes Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, and Meryl Streep.

VIDEO: Tommy Lee Jones on Directing 'The Homesman'

Set in Nebraska in 1855, the story tells of a frontierswoman and a claims-jumper who ferry a wagonload of women, driven insane by the harsh world of the frontier, eastward to Iowa and back to the civilized world.

While details for Spader's role are being played close to the vest, it is known he will play a swindler.

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

Spader is repped by ICM Partners and Ziffren Brittenham.

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