Tommy Lee Jones is lining up his next directorial vehicle with The Homesman, which he will also star in, write, and produce.

This period drama centers on a claim-jumper (Tommy Lee Jones) and a pioneer woman who both escort three insane women on a bizarre journey from Nebraska to Iowa, where they must brave the harsh elements along the way.

The multi-hyphenate will produce alongside Michael Fitzgerald and his Ithaca Films banner. The producers are in talks with Luc Besson's EuropaCorp to co-produce, finance, and distribute the drama.

Both Michael Fitzgerald and EuropaCorp produced Tommy Lee Jones' first feature directorial effort, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. He also directed the HBO movie The Sunset Limited last year.

No production schedule was released. The actor will next be seen in the long-awaited sequel Men in Black III, which hits theaters May 25.