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]


    • Plummy77

      Oct 27th 2009, 14:02

      Please stop them from making this, it will no doubt recieve rave reviews from the film fraternity, but will be awful like everything else they have done. True Grit is too good to ruin.

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    • joker16

      Oct 27th 2009, 18:39

      Looks great. I love Damon and Brolin, not to mention the Coens, and after seeing A Serious Man it's clear that they are incapable of making a bad movie.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 28th 2009, 11:09

      This sounds fantastic I hope the Coen's make it.

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    • MadMatt

      Oct 30th 2009, 13:23

      #2 joker16, I think you need to rent Intolerable Cruelty... But of course that was disappointing rather than bad, so I'd sort of agree with you. I was dreading this as the original is a classic, but with the Coens, Bridges and Josh Brolin on board, it's hard not to get excited. Spielberg is producing too, to add to the dream team!

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    • mutley

      Nov 10th 2009, 15:15

      to remake an all time classic western like true grit is a kick in the balls for the die hard john wayne fans and should not be made

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