Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Coens Find Their Lead For True Grit

After an extensive search, the Coen brothers have found the lead for their latest film, a western called True Grit. The central character of Mattie, a fourteen year-old girl who seeks vengeance after the death of her father, will be played by newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. She joins a cast of heavyweights such as Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. Steinfeld should have quite a challenge ahead of her as her character drives the story and provides the audience a point of entry. If she pulls it off, this could easily become a star-making role. The Coens have traditionally been spot-on with their casting, so I'm very hopeful about their choice. True Grit begins shooting soon for a planned Christmas day release. As usual, I'll be highly anticipating whatever the Coens deliver.


  1. I think the extensive casting call for this movie was just hype to drum up publicity for the upcoming flick. They advertised no experience necessary, but ended up casting an experienced young actress. Also, said no makeup and no beauty queen types. If you've seen a photo of the young actress, she's quite pretty and not a scrubbed down earthy type.

  2. You bring up some good points. I'll still give the Coens the benefit of the doubt, though. They cast their films exceptionally well.