Matt Damon up for True Grit

The Coens also want Josh Brolin

The Coen brothers are talking to Matt Damon and Josh Brolin to join the cast of their planned new version of True Grit.

Jeff Bridges is already aboard for the lead as US Marshal Rooster Cogburn (originally played by John Wayne) and Brolin would continue the run of the brothers using actors they've worked with before - since he starred in No Country For Old Men.

If he signs, Brolin will play the murderous thug who kickstarts the murder that sends Cogburn after him into dangerous Native American territory.

Damon, on the other hand, would be a Coen newcomer, but is negotiating for the part of the lawman who joins Cogburn on his mission.

Sounds like they'd both be solid choices, but what say you?

[Source: Variety]