reported by entertainment weekly
jeff bridges is playing rooster
they are focusing more on the young lady which is how the novel goes
it is a great novel, sadder than the original movie.
but I think an unnecessary redo
John Wayne was great (one of his best) and his version has tremendous appeal
Yea it was announced awhile ago. Apparently the Coens will be focusing the story from the female protagonists perspective instead of Rooster’s as the John Wayne version did. Josh Brolin and Matt Damon have also been cast and Spielberg is producing it (hopefully he doesn’t have too much artistic input). Much rather see them tackle another original screenplay as opposed to a remake.
Kim Darby’s legion of fans are going to be so upset.
So the Coen Bros. will be bringing their own brand of snickering easy nihilism to the story of TRUE GRIT. Can’t wait to save myself the ticket price.
It sounds like the Coens are going to be busy through the next decade.
“The Coen Brothers’ next film will be a remake of the western film True Grit.16 based on the novel by Charles Portis. The film will be distributed by Paramount. Jeff Bridges, who starred in the Coens’ The Big Lebowski, is in discussions with Paramount to star as Rooster Cogburn.17 Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are also in talks to star in the movie.
The Coens hope to film James Dickey’s novel To the White Sea.18
A project which has been mooted for several years is Hail Caesar, the third of the so called Numskull trilogy, a comedy starring George Clooney as a matinee idol making a biblical epic. However in an interview for the Los Angeles Times in February 2008, the Coens said that it did not exist as a script but only as an idea.19
It has been announced that the Coen brothers will write and direct an adaptation of Michael Chabon’s novel, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. They will produce the film with Scott Rudin for Columbia Pictures.20
In a 1998 interview with Alex Simon for Venice magazine, the Coens discussed a project called The Contemplations which would be an anthology of short films based on stories in a leatherbound book from a ‘dusty old library’.21
As well as their own projects, they have involvement in two other productions. One is Suburbicon, a comedy starring and directed by George Clooney. It will be written and produced by the Coens.22 In addition they have provided the screenplay for a remake of the 1966 film Gambit, due to star Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley.23 Both films were slated for a 2009 release, but delayed.
Joel stated that “a Cold War comedy called 62 Skidoo is one I’d like to do someday”.24
The Coen brothers have stated that they are interested in making a sequel to Barton Fink called Old Fink, which would take place in the 1960s, around the same time period as A Serious Man. The brothers have stated that they have had talks with John Turturro in reprising his role as Fink, but they were waiting “until he was actually old enough to play the part”.25
The Coen Brothers are currently casting for a remake of the John Wayne western True Grit. They are looking for an unknown for the part of Mattie."
In this version Rooster’s Jewish.
The original was terrible. Kim Darby gave a horrible performance and Glen Campbell was even worse.
hard core disagree
true grit was on the other night and there isn’t one bad scene.
Den-You don’t find Glen Campbell cringeworthy?
no actually I thought he was quite good
he had an energy (much like paul simon in annie hall)
that made up for a lack of acting chops
I think he did better than Matt Damon will do in the role. Damon
is such a blah actor to me
itll be a very different movie since rooster wont be a main character and no one can beat Wayne in the role
lets hope they dont follow it up with a Rooster Cogburn remake
Den-We will never agree on this. I thought Campbell’s performance(or lack thereof) was one of the worst in all of film history.
I think at the very least Wayne and Darby carried him.
I thought Bruce Willis in Breakfast of Champions and Howie Mandel in A Fine Mess were much much worse
Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb = Magic.
Ruler-Unfortunately Jimmy Webb is nowhere in sight in True Grit.
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Robley: then there’s the whole thing about Jon Turturro pressing the Coens to make 100 Minutes of Jesus . Thus the nature of “in development”.
Except the True Grit thing is actually happening—here. I’m trying to get that job.
Good luck with that! It would be amazing if you got that job…
13yr old Hailee Steinfeld cast as the lead in True Grit
I actually quite like Meet Glen Campbell.
I’m with those who weren’t impressed by Glen Campbell. Otherwise it was an alright movie and gets bonus points for moving huge mountains to Arkansas (gotta love westerns).
It might be a good one for the Coens. It would give them some interesting potential anyway.
This is one film I wouldn’t mind seeing remade, especially by the Coen Brothers. I really like Jeff Bridges and thought he was quite good in Crazy Heart. Never liked the original or its’ tepid sequel.
john Wayne and the general made up for everyone else’s discrpencies. i personally loved the movie and thought the ending was very touching.
I love the movie too and doubt they will improve upon it.
This might be cool. I hope they don’t f it up like there last remake.
I can’t stand most John Wayne films, but True Grit was good – mainly because Wayne’s character was actually interesting & amusing. Though I think Lee Marvin would’ve been far better, anyway that’s all in the past. So why a remake? Why not remake a bad or terrible film that had the germ of a good idea. I don’t understand these “auteurs” who feel the need to rehash what was fine to begin with. Much as I love a lot of the Coens’ films (No Country, Barton, Fargo etc) I haven’t seen their remake of The Ladykillers, & from what I’ve heard, it is utter shit!
So, are we going to get Jeff Bridges doing John Wayne doing Wallace Beery here? Now that’s good acting!