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On the heels of last week’s teaser, Paramount Pictures has released the full theatrical trailer for True Grit, Joel & Ethan Coens’ adaptation of Charles Portis’ 1968 novel. It’s as good as you might imagine; judge for yourself.
Here’s the official synopsis, for the film which opens on Dec. 25:
Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney. Her father’s blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.
In addition, the studio has released a fantastic teaser poster that, sadly, will probably be followed by something a little more traditional (please, no floating heads).