The first official trailer has been released for the Coen Brother’s adaptation of True Grit. The novel previously appeared on the big screen back in 1969 with John Wayne in the lead, but this time Oscar winner Jeff Bridges will wear the eye patch and slip into the role of the rustic Marshal Reuben J. Cogburn. Take a look…

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If this movie doesn’t spell Oscar bait we don’t know what does. The trailer is hauntingly beautiful and has the same spirit as the original but adds something more. Even though Matt Damon looks like General Custer in the first shot he’s introduced, he still fits the part of La Boeuf like a glove.

The story of True Grit centers on a U.S. Marshal (Bridges), his sidekick (Damon), and a 14 year old girl named Mattie (Hailee Steinfeld) 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. The cast also includes Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper in supporting roles. The film is scheduled for release on December 25, 2010.

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What do you think of the Coen’s version of True Grit? Are you interested in seeing the film?

Source: Apple