First Look: Photo of Bridges & Steinfeld in the Coen's True Grit
Westerns aren't a popular genre anymore, but one western that I'm sure will be the talk of the town when it hits theaters is True Grit, the Coen Brothers' remake of the 1969 John Wayne western (or more accurately a re-adaptation of Charles Portis' novel). The cast includes the likes of Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper, but the two true leads are Jeff Bridges as Marshal Cogburn and 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie, that the Coens went on a casting search to find. A photo of the two originally appeared in EW a week ago, but SlashFilm has a nice, clean high res version for your viewing pleasure and a first look at True Grit.
The Coen Brothers' True Grit, which is apparently a more faithful take on the Portis novel, is about a young girl (Steinfeld) who's father is murdered. Determined to bring the killer to justice, Mattie enlists the help of a hard-drinking U.S. Marshal (Bridges) to track down the killer before a Texas Ranger (Damon) does. As a big fan of the Coen Brothers and someone who can still appreciate a good western here or there, this is one movie I am certainly looking forward to, at the very least because we get to see Jeff Bridges in an eye-patch riding horses alongside Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Barry effin' Pepper. The good news is that Paramount has already scheduled True Grit for release on Christmas Day, December 25th, later this year. Look good?