The talented Coen Brothers have been hard at work on their adaptation of True Grit, the famous novel that earned a wider audience when it was brought to the big screen back in 1969. The movie earned John Wayne his first and only Academy Award and is known for being one of the best Westerns ever made. The Coen’s have gotten their hands on it, found an A-list cast, and now have a top notch release date.
According to Variety, True Grit will hit theaters on December 25, 2010. That’s right, we don’t have to wait another year to see their take on the classic like some of you may have thought. Placing the film in late December puts it in a great position for awards season, for The Golden Globes and of course the Oscars. The film currently features a cast led by Jeff Bridges, who will be taking over the role of U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, which was made famous by Wayne.
The story of True Grit will center on a U.S. Marshal (Bridges), his sidekick (Matt Damon), and a 14 year old girl who tags along as they try and track down her father’s killer. The original film’s point of view was taken from that of Cogburn, while the Coen’s remake we will follow the vantage point of the young girl. It sounds like the talented duo has done it again. This is a remake that I can actually stand behind.
What do you think of True Grit’s Christmas release date? Are you interested in seeing the film?