TRUE GRIT - Official Website
True Grit (2010)
This film is a remake of the original John Wayne film True Grit released in 1969 for which The Duke received the Oscar for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award. John Wayne supposedly fell in love with the horse he rode in this film, named him "Dollar" ['ole Dollar], and kept him the rest of his life. The original film starred John Wayne, Glen Campbell & Kim Darby.
Plot: A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Charles Portis (novel), Joel Coen (screenplay)
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld
Location: Austin, TX
I sure hope this film lives up to the promos and the hype. There havent really been any other John Wayne remakes that I know of...I would imagine because it would be incredibly intimidating to try to do justice to a John Wayne role. Jeff Bridges is an interesting choice for Rooster Cogburn
and probably one of only a handful of actors alive with the chops and the
confidence to pull it off.
Gotta love the theme song: Johnny Cash - "God's Gonna Cut You Down"
And the slogan across the top of the website:
PUNISHMENT COMES ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
Original 1969 trailer for John Wayne's True Grit:
Trailer for 2010 Jeff Bridges remake of True Grit: