Coen Brothers Invite 13-Year-Old Girl into ‘True Grit’ Production Van

Tuesday, February 23 by

After casting a nationwide net, Joel and Ethan Coen have found an actress to portray the young protagonist in their true grit remake. Thirteen-year old Hailee Steinfeld will be joining forces with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon to hunt down Josh Brolin. Though Steinfeld isn’t as popular as her co-stars, all of that is going to change. Her character, the fourteen-year old Mattie Ross, is described as a “simple, tough as nails, young woman in post-Civil War Arkansas. Her unusually steely nerves and straightforward manner are often surprising to those she meets. She possessed plenty on true grit and determination."

Let’s hope that Hailee Steinfeld is every bit as precocious as the character calls for. Remember, fourteen-year olds in Arkansas are considered mature for their age. They’re at least mature enough to legally wed. (Deadline)

 

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  1. February 23, 2010 3:15 pm

    Chuckshelnutt

    Cute slam about marriage laws in Arkansas.  Actually, the minimum age with parental consent is 17 for a male, 16 for a female.  In California, there is no minimum limit.  Also, want to marry your first cousin?  Go to California for that too, as it’s illegal in Arkansas.