Matt Damon and Josh Brolin Prepare to Get 'Grit'-ty

Matt Damon and Josh Brolin Prepare to Get 'Grit'-ty-photo

Now this could be an interesting cast.

Variety reports that Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in talks to co-star in the Coen Brothers' upcoming remake of the classic 1969 Western True Grit.

Damon would play lawman La Beouf (originally portrayed by Glen Campbell), who teams up with U.S. marshal Rooster Cogburn to track a murderer into hostile Indian territory. If all goes as planned, Brolin would play the killer.

The Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is already on board to play Cogburn, portrayed by John Wayne in the original. The movie will begin production in March, for a late 2010 release.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Damon and Brolin would be right for a True Grit remake?



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  • Iconoclast

    This is going to be awesome. The Coens made one of the best westerns i've seen in a while with No Country for old Men. This will be no exception. John Wayne should be honored, he wasn't nearly the iconic actor everyone thinks he is-the original can be touched and it will be touched.

  • Thinking Man
    Thinking Man

    I'm suprised with today's trend in Hollywood with re-makes that they haven't stuck an African-American in one of the lead roles, even though it wouldn't be historically correct.

  • Anonymous

    I don't care who they cast, nothing can touch the original! Poor John Wayne is probably rolling in his grave.