The Coen Brothers‘ latest film True Grit will be the opening feature at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. The movie debuts in U.S. theaters on December 22, but the folks overseas won’t get their first taste of it until the new year. According to, the film will premiere at the festival on February 11, 2011.

The story of True Grit centers on a U.S. Marshal (Jeff Bridges), his sidekick (Matt 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.

True Grit isn’t the first time that the Coen Brothers and star Jeff Bridges have worked together. He appeared as “The Dude” in their cult stoner comedy The Big Lewbowski back in 1998.

True Grit will officially hit German theaters on February 24, 2011 and will be distributed by Paramount.

What do you think of True Grit opening the Berlin Film Festival? Is it a good pick?