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Paramount Pictures has released the initial trailer for True Grit, Joel & Ethan Coens’ adaptation of the 1968 Western novel by Charles Portis. It was, of course, previously adapted as a 1969 film starring John Wayne.
The Coen brothers’ version, which reportedly is a more faithful take on the novel, stars Jeff Bridges as Marshal Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn, an alcoholic lawman who’s persuaded by 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) to track down her father’s killer (Josh Brolin) before a Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) does.
True Grit opens on Dec. 25.