Thursday, February 25, 2010

True Grit

Directors Joel and Ethan Coen have found their perfect lead actress to play the part of Mattie Ross in Paramount’s upcoming remake of the classic John Wayne Western “True Grit.”

They held open auditions in the US for the role of 14 year old Mattie and after seeing over 15,000 girls, they have agreed on 13-year old newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. She will co-star alongside Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin in the Charles Portis novel.

Steinfeld has just signed with ICM and only has a few minor credits already under her belt. In "True Grit," 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Steinfeld) joins forces with Rooster Cogburn (Bridges), a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. marshal, in order to find her father's killer (Brolin). Their paths cross with a Texas Ranger (Damon) who is also searching for the same criminal.

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