Damon, Brolin in talks to join Coen Brothers’ True Grit

source: variety.com

Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in discussions to join The Coen Brothers‘ upcoming re-imagination of the classic 1969 western True Grit.

Jeff Bridges is already attached to play Rooster Cogburn, the role for which John Wayne nabbed his only Oscar.

Damon is being considered for the role of La Boeuf (no, not that one), a lawman who joins Cogburn and a fourteen-year-old girl on the hunt for the killer of the girl’s father. Brolin would play the killer Tom Chaney.

As previously reported, the Coens will be adapting the original Charles Portis book of the same name instead of strictly remaking the film. The (as-yet uncast) young girl will be the central focus of the new film.

Very excited to hear that the Coen’s will reteam with The Big Lebowski‘s Jeff Bridges and No Country for Old Men‘s Josh Brolin. This project is getting more delicious every day.

True Grit will go into production early next year.

Before then, you can catch the Coen Brothers latest film A Serious Man in Australian cinemas November 19, 2009.

Discuss: OK, it’s the Coen brothers, but it is also a remake. Is this one worth getting excited about?

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