Tim Blake Nelson has nabbed two roles in the ambitious directorial efforts of his fellow peers, playing in James Franco’s biopic of Charles Bukowski and in Tommy Lee Jones’ next directorial outing, The Homesman.
‘Hey it’s that guy’-type actor has scored the role of Charles Bukowski’s father Henry, as well as he plays a shady character who covets one of the women and tries to steal her in pioneer-era western The Homesman.
Franco wrote the script and is directing Bukowski that chronicle his early years, as a shy young man frequently beaten by his abusive father, who eventually defended himself and channeled the emotional trauma into his later works.
Jones co-wrote the script with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley A. Oliver and will star in and produce the movie which will center on a claim jumper (Jones) and a pioneer woman (Meryl Streep) who are tasked with transporting three women deemed crazy across the Western plains.
Hilary Swank also stars in the film which will shoot this spring in New Mexico. On the other hand, Bukowsky might be done next week once its final cast is locked.