Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
The Expendables Take Aim At TV
Sylvester Stallone is shepherding a spin-off show
Giancarlo Esposito Joins Money Monster
He's set for Jodie Foster's financial hostage crisis drama
Allison Janney On For Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
She's joined Tim Burton's latest
Jared Hess Plans To Go Overnight For Disney
He's the latest director attached to the toy store comedy
Harve Bennett 1930-2015
Star Trek movie producer and TV executive dies aged 84
Olivia Colman Joins The Night Manager
Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki also set for the drama
Second Trailer For The Longest Ride Ambles In
Not everyone gets their happy ever after
Exclusive Clip From Xavier Dolan's Mommy
The Cannes-acclaimed drama shares a dance-off
New Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Smashes In
And our first (brief) look at The Vision
Dan Stevens In Talks For Beauty And The Beast
And Luke Evans will be Gaston
Ridley Scott Wants To Bring Flashman Back To Screens
Adapting George MacDonald Fraser's books
Lionsgate Creating Movie From Dust
Dodgeball's Rawson Marshall Thurber To Direct
Diablo Cody Writing The Barbie Movie
Plus possible first glimpse of He-Man's Battle Cat
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 February 2015
Trailer For Last Knights Arrives Online
Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman get medieval
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Gambler (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Homesman (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Lucy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Lee Jones On Islands In The Stream
Directing and starring in Hemingway adap

14 May 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Brilliant actor, master filmmaker and Hollywood's favourite curmudgeon Tommy Lee Jones will direct, produce and star in Islands In The Stream. He also co-wrote the script with Bill Witliff.

The film is based on a book by Ernest Hemingway that was published after his death. It tells the story of the life of Thomas Hudson, a reclusive painter who lives through World War II, where he serves in the Navy, and then moves to the Bahamas. He also suffers a number of family tragedies and a problematic love life.

Jones has also enticed a sterling pair of supporting actors in Morgan Freeman and John Goodman. Given the talent involved, and Jones' unfair shut-out from the Oscars for The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada (which we think was snubbed because the name wouidn't fit on the little plaque), someone should probably start drawing up the 'For Your Consideration' ads now.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Daniel Day Lewis To Join Nine
He's doing a musical. Yes, really
Adam Brody On Justice League Collapse
What went wrong?

Your Comments

yes!! I've been banging on about how Tommy Lee Jones needs to direct again ever since seeing The Three Burials, and now comes this excellent news. ok it doesnt sound like my kind of film, but it's Tommy, and thus I'm sure it'll be good. and the addition of Freeman and Goodman only adds to its potential. Roll on 2009 or whenever it comes out... More

Posted by richCie at 08:31 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

I guess this won't have the song then? More

Posted by John Firth at 01:14 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)