Well shit, I’m sold.
I’m not a big John Wayne guy, which is a little odd considering that I’m a huge fan of Westerns. But there are two Wayne flicks that I’ve always loved — The Searchers, and True Grit. And while I’m typically not a fan of the remake machine, when I heard that the Coen brothers were doing their own adaptation of Charles Portis’s novel, True Grit, with Jeff Bridges as the great Rooster Cogburn, well, I got a little excited.
And here’s the first footage in the form of a teaser trailer, and now I’m a lot excited. It nails the look and feel, but it’s also distinctly Coen brothers all the way. Hailee Steinfeld, in her first role, looks and sounds perfect as young Mattie Ross. Matt Damon is almost unrecognizable in the brief flash that you see him, but he’s Matt Damon — he’ll kill in the role of Texas Ranger LeBouef. The cinematography looks predictably spectacular. The music is lush and gorgeous. Take a gander:
Giddy fuckin’ up.
(source: The Playlist)