Four Awesome New Character Banners for The Coens' True Grit!
by Alex Billington
November 18, 2010
Oh hell yes - I can't wait to see this! IMDB has debuted an absolutely stunning set of character banners for the Coen Brothers' True Grit, their upcoming "family" (PG-13) western based on the Charles Portis' novel, starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin and Matt Damon. The official trailer was debuted a few months ago, but every time I see it I still think it looks incredible. Everyone in this - especially the four on the banners below - looks fantastic, each as unique characters with a probability for multiple Oscar noms. This is one of those films left this year that I truly can't wait to see. Check out all four of the banners below!
Update: After these posters debuted, Empire unveiled another official poster with the same shots grouped on one tall poster. This isn't he official US poster (which will probably look similar) but it is awesome to see!
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 fan of the Coen Brothers and someone who can still appreciate a good western, this is one film I'm certainly looking forward to, at least because we get to see Jeff Bridges kicking ass on horseback! Paramount will be bringing True Grit to theaters starting on December 22nd just before Christmas. Watch the official trailer.
not really feeling these, think a more dated/out fashioned look would have been more suited.
lego on Nov 18, 2010
dex on Nov 18, 2010
ted on Nov 18, 2010
zzz,looks like a movie only really old people could get into.thoroughly lacking in any sex appeal.
twipious on Nov 18, 2010
memz on Nov 18, 2010
Damn, even down to the typography, the Coen Brothers are nailing this. NAILING THIS. Cannot wait.
Voice of Reason on Nov 18, 2010
twipious you are exactly what's wrong with American cinema these days, exactly what's wrong. These banners are great.
Xerxex on Nov 18, 2010
@ #4: It's a goddamn western! It's called "True Grit!" Is it SUPPOSED to have sex appeal?
Big Boss on Nov 18, 2010
Pfft, the sheer manliness radiating from Bridges and Brolin beats any level of sex appeal someone like Megan Fox (as an example) could bring to the table.
SuicidalOptimist on Nov 18, 2010
These posters are styling. Sex appeal, honestly why even bother with wanting sex appeal in movies? There is a type of movies that have sex appeal Twipious and they are called Pornos. If I did have a complaint, which I really don't is that the photography could be a bit more gritty looking, kindo like what Lego said. I'd actually get one of these if they existed in reality and were available.
Crapola on Nov 18, 2010
It kinda sucks how they made the four character posters but only listed the three names on the posters...I know Hailee Steinfeld is new, but she's still a main character.
Emma on Nov 18, 2010
I, uh... I think #4 was kidding. If not, fuck um. Emma, I know what you mean, but even the Coen Bros need a bit of star power, you know?
Cracky on Nov 18, 2010
And holy shit, did anyone notice the bloody bullethole in the big poster? Neat little touch.
Cracky on Nov 18, 2010
Why does it say 2011? Isn't it this year? Oh well, cool poster though. Bridges for presidents!
dustin fuston on Nov 18, 2010
Really like the Deadwood-esque feel of these banners, though I do agree that Hailee Steinfeld deserves at least some billing. Maybe not above the title, but below it maybe?
Corran Horn on Nov 18, 2010
@14 The bigger poster with everyone isn't the US poster. Yes, it comes out this year in the US, though.
Chazzy on Nov 18, 2010
Man this film can't come fast enough I need to see this right now but that's not an option so sadly I'll wait and be slightly sad about it.
CLAW on Nov 18, 2010
Only the DUKE ........ these pilgrims need to create their own ideas for motion pictures, but then that would take excessive effort.
LA on Nov 21, 2010
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