Must Watch: First Teaser Trailer for the Coen Bros' True Grit!

September 27, 2010
Source: Apple

True Grit Trailer

Oh hell yes! Paramount has debuted the first badass teaser trailer for the Coen Brothers' True Grit over on Apple and it's awesome! True Grit is a new remake/re-adaptation of an old John Wayne western which was based on a Charles Portis novel. Jeff Bridges stars along with Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld as well as many more! I've been wondering when we'd actually get a first look at this, as some say it has the potential to be a huge Oscar contender, and I definitely think it does. But can westerns still do well nowadays? I love the Coen Bros' trailers and this is yet another amazing one. Enjoy!

Watch the first teaser trailer for the Coen Bros' True Grit:

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You can also watch the first True Grit teaser trailer in High Definition on Apple

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'm certainly looking forward to, at the least because we get to see Jeff Bridges kickin' ass! Paramount has already scheduled True Grit for release on Christmas Day, December 25th, later this year. Look good?

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  • wrongturn687
    WOW! I knew this would be good , but HOLY CRAP! this looks AMAZING. I don't even like Westerns much, but I will see anything that involves the Coen brothers and I really dugg No Counrty For Old Men and even Burn After Reading. Damn we have so many awesome looking movies coming out this December.
  • Al
    I hate to see it look so good, as I already have a special place in my heart for the John Wayne classic, but damn....that was great.
  • Janny
    they had me at jeff bridges' eye-patch
  • Randol
    Glad you put this up Alex. I wasn't sure what to think when I found it and didn't see it posted on here. It looks absolutely amazing!
  • Xerxex
    Um...SOLD!!!!!!!! Looks downright amazing. I think Westerns can still sell in the US, All of Europe, and the rest of the world...hopefully True Grit will bring about the second age of Western Epics! Was Barry Pepper even in the trailer!?
  • It's gonna be so bizarre to see Bridges in Tron and this in the same month, talk about two contrasting pieces of cinema.
  • jeffrey Lamar
    BRILLIANT!!! The golden Jews do it again!!!
  • tazz
    this looks great, anyway why the hell Warner Bros never hire the Coen Bros to do Jonah Hex i mean come on look at that trailer it looks freaking amazing if Jonah Hex was like that it would of have a better chance
  • Xerxex
    @Peloquin It just shows that Bridges is one of the worlds greatest actors out there today, he is vastly underrated and deserves far more recognition that what he currently has.
  • florian
  • cinemabandit
    Looks stunning on every level. Casting, Script, Score, cinematography........ I hope the movie lives up to it's promise.
  • Forget It
    Amen, Xerxex.
  • travis
    @Xerxex like that Oscar he just got?
  • Defo watching. Never watched the original as I dislike John Wayne, but anything Coen is worth it.
  • Xerxex
    @Travis That Oscar he won for Crazy Heart was great to see...but he deserves more!
  • Eli
    um, that was the greatest effin trailer I've seen all year hands down. I love westerns and in fact, just got finished watching Ron Howard's The Missing. It was a bit misguided in some areas but back to the point. This looks amazing and I'm so glad I'm seeing these all too familiar faces in a setting that hollywood seems to have abandon. Go Bridges, Damon and even that new girl.
  • Al
    Screw it, I'll say it, Best Picture. Its gonna be tough with Social Network, but the whole "saving the western" story can do a lot. Also, its just gonna be all around beautiful.
  • Dan the Man
    @Xerxex, yes I believe Mr. Pepper was in the scene with the three at the table - can't be certain. I say yeah, he can do back to back best actor awards withn this performance. DTM
  • movie mike
    The music was a tad off-putting, but i looks very good. I need to see more though.
  • Jeff Bridges is one of the greatest actors that has ever lived. His resume is incredibly diverse. He's been nominated for an Oscar 5 times in his career that began with The Last Picture Show in 1971 up to his current win in 2009, which included his role in the Sci-Fi Starman in 1984 that I feel shows his range to truly speak without words. His ability to immerse himself in a character is work of a true craftsman, and when I watch any of his films I forget about 2 minutes in I'm watching Jeff Bridges. That guy is an American masterpiece and I feel priveleged to have lived during his time in the film industry. Now, I'll try to tuck my Jeff Bridges boner between my legs and get back to reality. Oh, and this film looks great.
  • leinergroove
    Great trailer!!! Too bad there is a strong chance this movie will rock, but also will have some shitty-mind-fuck-lack-of-any-sense ending, like 90% of the Coens films...
  • SkaOreo
    "but also will have some shitty-mind-fuck-lack-of-any-sense ending, like 90% of the Coens films…" I don't think you've seen most of the Coen brothers' film outside of No country for Old Men.
  • Xerxex
    Dan what's up man!? Yeah that scene was pretty quick...I cannot be certain either, which sucks because Pepper is a big name!
  • Like the fact the Coen brothers have obviously watched a lot of the classic Westerns. Love seeing John Ford shots, as they're stunning and effective. Can't wait for it!
  • harrison
    im not the type to even leave the house on xmas, let alone go to the movies, but for a coens western with jeff bridges and a great story like true grit, i am there, is there a midnight showing? screw midnight mass, ill be at the movies and goddamnit lets bring back some real westerns hollywood, give the genre a gritty reboot and start pumping out atleast one per year if for nothing else than a popcorn flick
  • harrison
    @14 crapola no fan of waynes either but the original true grit is indeed a true classic worth seeing
  • Stephen
    I am a major John Wayne, but I've never considered True Grit to be one his best movies. One of his better roles, maybe, though his best is in The Searchers, but it's a bit too silly and the girl is annoying. The Coens are probably the best directors currently working, though, so I am looking forward to this a bunch. Interesting thing is how much this looks like the original movie: The tone seems significantly different, which is a good thing, but the girl's lines are straight out of the original (and presumably the book). The shot of looking down from a cliff at riders below is also right out of the old one, and falling down the crevasse. The shot that most surprised me, though, was the one of Jeff Bridges on horseback with two guns in hand, and reins in his mouth. That is one of the most iconic shot's of the Duke's career, and I wouldn't have expected them to use it here. But apparently this is going to have quite a lot of homage to the original movie. Interesting. "Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!"--Rooster Cogburn
  • Dan the Man
    @xerxex Pepper is supremely underrated as well as Jeff. This movie is going to rock! I am a super huge fan of brolin as well. Damon in there to finish the mix. I think that has a great potential this Xmas and I cannot wait! DTM
  • sumonesumtime
    Roger Deakins.
  • Matthew
    NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL A PROPER TRAILER! Next to Tron Legacy I haven't seen as good of a trailer until now. Too many trailers have been showing you the entire movie, key shots, simply taking the fun out of it. This well, was breath taking, man I can't wait.
  • Chazzy
    I'm..... I'm speechless.
  • Soooo excited.
  • Gmorra
    Really? What was so good about this trailer? It looks awful. Im sure the movie will be great, the coens haven't made a bad movie yet, but there was literally nothing in this trailer. A girl wants to find her dads killer and Jeff bridges with an eye patch, thats all i got.
  • Guy
    The music was so uneasy that it built a perfect tension for the visuals. Honestly I have always liked the idea of Westerns like the old classics, but there just hasn't been a film that inspires m enough like the old ones. I think the Coen Brothers are a unique enough team to actually do this right. Honestly after seeing this trailer I can barely believe it but I think Westerns are BACK.
  • Xerxex
    Dan best cast ever, can we agree?
  • DoomCanoe
    Im so in this looks amazing
  • IsaidBooUrns
    From this trailer alone I want to see this
  • @26 Cheers Harrison, I think maybe I should give the original a go, sitting with my father-in-law on the many occasions a John Wayne film would come on, he always says 'we should watch True Grit, it's a classic', but usually we will already have watched 5 WW2 films and 6 westerns so I make a run for it!
  • Cody w
    Did anyone else totally not see that coming? I knew it would be awesome but Im completely blown away.
  • arjones
    Love Bridges and you can always count on him in whatever role he's in to give the character a life thats memorable and timeless. Great cast and the music in the trailer catches you and makes you want more. Can't wait to see this.
  • indyjack86
    movie event of the year. And strait up best picture of the year. I'm calling it right now!
  • Ned Schneebly
    Looks great, but Matt Damon?!?! Come on already!! A cowboy with a cheap New Jersey accent, wonderful.
  • Moon
    One word awesomeness
  • MMH
    HOLY CRAP, This looks FANTASTIC. I don't even need to see another trailer. I'm sold.
  • Dan the Man
    @Xerxex Oh HELL YEAH! We agree - strong strong cast - that's for certain. multi-gun, hands off the reigns Bridges is going to rock! DTM
  • Risk
    Can't wait. This looks fantastic.
  • leinergroove
    @#22. ah, what can I say, i exaggerated. But still, i'm all pissed off for The man who wasn't there, No country for old men, A serious man, and Burn after reading... it's not a 90% but a solid 26%
  • Chazzy
    @ 39. Exactly how I felt. I knew the movie was gonna be really good. But like you said, I was blown away by what I was given so far. #1 most anticipated movie for the rest of the year.
  • Wes
    Damon! Brolin! Bridges! Sold. Winner.
  • dee
    Admit it, like Pacino , Wayne's Oscar was for his body of work in film making. It wasn't for True Grit! This movie looks amazing!
  • somedude
    That was a fantastic trailer, love the casting for this.
  • John
    Revenge is for stupids!
  • wm
    No Country was one of my favs by the Coens. this will be next in line.
  • sam bryant
    Does anyone know the artist or title of song in the trailer?
  • jarno
    euhm?! doesn't having only one functioning eye affect your depth perception and thus aim??
  • kiko
    @27 Stephen If you read the book (and you should; the book is fantastic), you will see that the reins-in-mouth, two-guns-blazing is a significant plot element that is the ultimate symbol of Rooster Cogburn's "true grit." You can't make a movie based on the book without that shot. Looking forward to this - I think it's going to be amazing (and dare I say much better than the John Wayne version).




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