First Official Look at the Coens’ True Grit Remake

I love me some Westerns. I know the genre has fallen out of favor with moviegoers, but I still love them. Always have, always will. Most of the direct-to-DVD or made-for-cable Westerns that we get are pretty, well, shitty and repetitive and downright bad, but every now and then I get to look forward to big name directors bringing a big Western to the movie theaters again, and it’s good times had by all. Or at least, me, and really, isn’t that all that matters?

This time it’s the Brothers Coens with a remake of “True Grit”. Check out the first official image from the movie below, featuring young newcomer Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross and Jeff Bridges as the crotchety old U.S. Marshal she enlists to help her exact some revenge on some bad hombres.

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her “grit” tested.

Also starring Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Domhnall Gleeson, Paul Rae, Elizabeth Marvel, Dakin Matthews, Nicholas Sadler, Ed Corbin, and Joe Stevens.

In true Coens Brothers fashion, the film is arriving in theaters earlier than expected on December 25, 2010.



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Todd

    As a fan of westerns and the Coen brothers, I cannot wait for this thing to hit theaters. Bridges will do a good job, I think.

  • Trussmonkey

    The dude will abide!

  • Robinearns

    Are ya’ll High ? No One can ever take the place of the DUKE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bigstan_2

    Its a cion toss as to whether it’ll be dadgum awesome or an abortion of a film

  • wanker

    I am so afraid. What if this sucks? What if it’s great? Either way, it’s going to change everything! How are you going to have a non-Duke Cogburn? Is that a post-punk band? Will the superior cinematography trump my boys in the original? Fear, fear, fear…