Owner of a 100-watt smile and all-around nice fella, Matt Damon, is in talks with the Coen Brothers to join an all-star cast for the remake of True Grit.
True Grit was a 1969 Western starring mega stars of the day such as John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, and an uncredited, young whipper-snapper by the name of Wilford Brimley (can anyone else make oatmeal and diabetes lovable?).
Jeff Bridges is already attached and Josh Brolin, who’s currently filming Wall Street 2: Electric Boogaloo or whatever it’s called, may also possibly join the cast as the bad guy.
As if this wasn’t enough star power, Scott Rudin and Steven Spielberg are joining the Coens as producers. Showbiz!!! (jazz hands implied)
My feelings are pretty clear about how unoriginal Hollywood has become, with practically every cartoon from the 80′s now becoming a live-action movie (The Smurfs? Really?), but hey, at least this one had about 40 years to marinate before they took another whack at it. Furthermore, the Coens wrote a script more similar to the Charles Portis novel than the original movie.
I’ll only see it if they put Wilford Brimley in it and make it a touching tale about cowboys with diabetes.
Here is Matt Damon on the set of his current film, The Adjustment Bureau.
Gallery Info: Matt Damon poses for pictures with super excited fans in New York.