The Coen brothers have teamed up with Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld for their first Western since No Country for Old Men, an adaptation of the Charles Portis novel “True Grit” which was already made for the big screen in 1969 starring John Wayne.
Ethan Coen said that the film will be a more faithful adaptation of the novel than the 1969 version.
Official Plot Synopsis:
Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney. Her father’s blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.
True Grit opens on December 25th 2010.