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.
Posted by Aaron at 10:42 PM