Tulsa's Tim Blake Nelson books 2 new films
BY MICHAEL SMITH World Scene Writer
Friday, February 01, 2013
2/01/13 at 5:10 AM
Tulsa native Tim Blake Nelson remains one of Hollywood's busiest actors, and he has booked two more films that begin shooting soon and will find him co-starring with Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and James Franco, among others.
Nelson clearly enjoys the company of Franco, with whom the Holland Hall graduate has booked his fourth film in two years.
"All true," Nelson said in an email on Thursday confirming the casting reports and his re-teaming with the "127 Hours" star.
"Bukowski," with a script written by Franco and to be directed by Franco, will feature Nelson as Henry Bukowski, the violent father of writer Charles Bukowski, in a film depicting the younger man's childhood and high school years.
Nelson has worked with Franco in the last year on three yet-to-be-released films - "Child of God," "Black Dog, Red Dog" and "As I Lay Dying," based on William Faulkner's novel.
Nelson also will appear in the Western-set "Homesman," written and directed by Jones, who found some of his greatest acclaim starring as Woodrow Call in the TV Western miniseries "Lonesome Dove."
"Homesman" will star Jones along with Streep and Swank in a story described on the IMDB movie website as "a claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa," by wagon across the Plains states.
Nelson reportedly plays a man enamored of one of the three women and who is determined to steal her away from the journey to the West.
Since his appearance in 2000's "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Nelson has appeared in more than 30 motion pictures.
The character actor can currently be seen in "Lincoln," which is nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture.
Original Print Headline: Tim Blake Nelson to appear in 2 new films
Tulsa native Tim Blake Nelson will co-star with Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and James Franco, among others, in upcoming films. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World file