Screen Junkies » true grit http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Paramount Gives Hailee Steinfeld A Terrible Memory http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paramount-gives-hailee-steinfeld-a-terrible-memory/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paramount-gives-hailee-steinfeld-a-terrible-memory/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:59:06 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=28120 Her performance in True Grit paquined her into the hearts of the Academy and now Paramount wants to drill into that appeal and convert it to dollars.

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Her performance in True Grit paquined her into the hearts of the Academy and now Paramount wants to drill into that appeal and convert it to dollars.

The studio has set up Forgotten for the fourteen-year old actress. Based upon a novel by Cat Patrick, the story is centered around a young girl whose memory is wiped clean every night at 4:33. The following morning all that she can remember is her future. When she then meets a boy, she becomes frustrated that she can’t find him in any of her future memories. Which makes sense to me. Would you date a girl that could see the future? You’d never be able to eat Doritos for breakfast again. (Deadline)

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Free ‘True Grit’ Comic Book Shoots Archie Comics In The Gut http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/free-true-grit-comic-book-shoots-archie-comics-in-the-gut/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/free-true-grit-comic-book-shoots-archie-comics-in-the-gut/#comments Sat, 29 Jan 2011 07:59:51 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23344 Paramount released a free 24-page 'True Grit' comic book online. I'm happier than Rooster Cogburn after winning a lifetime supply of bootleg whiskey by killing the guy who was running the raffle.

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Could anything make True Grit more awesome? Between the bloody gun fights, a badass Jeff Bridges, and an even more badass little girl, my first instinct was “no.” However, to promote the Oscar nominated film in Europe, Paramount released a free 24-page True Grit comic book online. I’m happier than Rooster Cogburn after winning a lifetime supply of bootleg whiskey by killing the guy who was running the raffle.

You know the scene where Cogburn is testifying in court? The comic book, which is adapted more from the book by Charles Portis, is the illustrated version of that crazy story. Cartoonist Christian Wildgoose (with a name like that, he should be drawing western comics every day for the rest of his life) really captures the rough edged quality of the film with his art, and he even included all the BLAMs and CHOOMs that the Coen Brothers use. There’s a sample below, and the full book is available now on Comixology. You don’t even have to trek into the dangerous Indian Nations to find a comic book store. We live in a marvelous age. (/Film)

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2011 Oscar Noms Are Here! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/2011-oscar-noms-are-here/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/2011-oscar-noms-are-here/#comments Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:08:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22019 It's really just a thrill to be nominated. Unless you're M. Night Shyamalan. Then it's a miracle.

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All of Hollywood woke up early today to find out the nominees for the 2011 Academy Awards. Except for M. Night Shyamalan. He’s going to sleep in. And then eat some waffles that he later discovers are ghosts.

Without further ado, here are the nominees that will have to struggle to keep eye contact with co-host Anne Hathaway.

Best Picture

‘Black Swan’

‘The Fighter’

‘Inception’

‘The Kids Are All Right’

‘The King’s Speech’

‘127 Hours’

‘The Social Network’

‘Toy Story 3′

‘True Grit’

‘Winter’s Bone’

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, ‘Black Swan’

David O’Russell, ‘The Fighter’

Tom Hooper, ‘The King’s Speech’

David Fincher, ‘The Social Network’

Joel and Ethan Coen, ‘True Grit’

Best Actor

Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’

Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’

Jesse Eisenberg, ‘The Social Network’

Colin Firth, ‘The King’s Speech’

James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Best Actress

Annette Bening, ‘The Kids Are All Right’

Nicole Kidman, ‘Rabbit Hole’

Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Winter’s Bone’

Natalie Portman, ‘Black Swan’

Michelle Williams, ‘Blue Valentine’

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, ‘The Fighter’

John Hawkes, ‘Winter’s Bone’

Jeremy Renner, ‘The Town’

Mark Ruffalo, ‘The Kids Are All Right’

Geoffrey Rush, ‘The King’s Speech’

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, ‘The Fighter’

Helena Bonham Carter, ‘The King’s Speech’

Melissa Leo, ‘The Fighter’

Hailee Steinfeld, ‘True Grit’

Jacki Weaver, ‘Animal Kingdom’

Cinematography

Matthew Libatique,’Black Swan

Wally Pfister, ‘Inception’

Danny Cohen, ‘The King’s Speech’

Jeff Cronenweth,’The Social Network

Roger Deakins,’True Grit

Best Animated Feature Film

‘How to Train Your Dragon’

‘Illusionist’

‘Toy Story 3′

Best Foreign Film

Mexico – ‘Biutiful’

Greece – ‘Dogtooth’

Denmark – ‘In a Better World’

Canada – ‘Incendies’

Algeria – ‘Outside the law’

Best Original Screenplay

‘Another Year’

‘The Fighter’

‘Inception’

‘The Kids Are All Right’

‘The King’s Speech’

Best Adapted Screenplay

‘127 Hours’

‘The Social Network’

‘Toy Story 3′

‘True Grit’

‘Winter’s Bone’

Best Art Direction

‘Alice in Wonderland’

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I’

‘Inception’

‘The King’s Speech’

‘True Grit’

Best Costume Design

‘Alice in Wonderland’

‘I Am Love’

‘The King’s Speech’

‘The Tempest’

‘True Grit’

Best Original Score

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ John Powell

‘Inception’ Hans Zimmer

‘The King’s Speech’ Alexandre Desplat

‘127 Hours’ A.R. Rahman

‘The Social Network’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Documentary

‘Exit through the Gift Shop’ Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz

‘Gasland’ Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic

‘Inside Job’ Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

‘Restrepo’ Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

‘Waste Land’ Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Best Film Editing

‘Black Swan’

‘The Fighter’

‘The Kings Speech’

‘127 Hours’

‘The Social Network’

Best Makeup

‘Barney’s Version’

‘The Way Back’

‘The Wolfman’

Best Sound Editing

‘Inception’

‘Toy Story 3′

‘TRON: Legacy’

‘True Grit’

‘Unstoppable’

Best Sound Mixing

‘Inception’

‘The King’s Speech’

‘Salt’

‘The Social Network’

‘True Grit’

Animated Short Film

“Day & Night”

“The Gruffalo”

“Let’s Pollute”

“The Lost Thing”

“Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Jouney Diary)”

Live Action Short Film

“The Confession”

“The Crush”

“God of Love”

“Na Wewe”

“Wish 143″

Visual Effects

Alice in Wonderland

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1″

Hereafter

“Inception”

Iron Man 2

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There Is No God: ‘Little Fockers’ Passes $100 Million http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/there-is-no-god-little-fockers-passes-100-million/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/there-is-no-god-little-fockers-passes-100-million/#comments Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:02:48 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13839 True Grit, the critically acclaimed Coen brothers' film, came in second with $24.5 million, and Tron: Legacy snagged third with $18 million. But none of this matters, considering we are living in a cold, meaningless world where Little Fockers reigns supreme.

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We are alone in the universe.

In its second weekend in theaters, Little Fockers made $26 million, bringing its overall total to $103 million, and proving once and for all that there is no god.

True Grit, the critically acclaimed Coen brothers‘ film, came in second with $24.5 million, and Tron: Legacy snagged third with $18 million. But none of this matters, considering we are living in a cold, meaningless world where Little Fockers reigns supreme. Gott ist tot. (Vulture)

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Why They Done Talk So Funny In ‘True Grit’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/why-they-done-talk-so-funny-in-true-grit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/why-they-done-talk-so-funny-in-true-grit/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 14:24:57 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13156 One thing you’ll notice when you see True Grit is that the dialogue is a little different. Obviously they don’t talk like OMG, WTF in the Old West, but it’s different than even the Clint Eastwood and John Wayne westerns.

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One thing you’ll notice when you see True Grit is that the dialogue is a little different. Obviously they don’t talk like OMG, WTF in the Old West, but it’s different than even the Clint Eastwood and John Wayne westerns. Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) and Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) speak with English grammar so formal it sounds like a period piece.

“The dialogue, the formality of it and the floweriness of it also is just from the book,” Ethan Coen said at a press conference for the film. “That might be a question for the actors. Jeff noticed. That was the first thing Jeff mentioned, noticed and liked, the kind of foreign sounding nature of the dialogue and lack of contractions. It wasn’t a problem for us. We just lifted it from the book. I don’t know how the actors feel about it.”

Charles Portis wrote True Grit and The Coen Brothers followed his novel more than the John Wayne movie also based on it. Supporting cast like Barry Pepper (as Lucky Ned Pepper), weighed in on the unique language.

“It was more like doing American Shakespeare,” Pepper said. “There’s almost like an iambic pentameter. There’s a musicality and a rhythm to the dialogue. It’s about trying to hit certain notes, maybe an irreverent falloff at the end of a line. It’s such a gift to be able to give some sort of lateral idea to an actor like, ‘Oh, I didn’t hear the musicality of the line like that.’ Just the scene blossoms, completely changes and becomes darkly humorous or odd or quirky or wonderful, bizarre.

Bridges messed around with the script a little. See if you can spot when he dropped an apostrophe into his words. “Every once in a while we’d allow a contraction to slip if it felt right musically,” Bridges said. “It was a fun challenge to take on.”

For a 14-year-old weaned on slang and abbreviations, Steinfeld probably improved her vocabulary the most on this movie. “When I first got the script, that was the first thing I really had to work on was making sure that I understood what everything meant,” she said. “Then I had to go back through and make sure I understood what everything meant to me emotionally and how I could relate to it in my own life.”

Joel Coen revealed that’s actually what won Steinfeld the part. “99.9% of the hundreds or thousands of girls that read for this part sort of washed out at the level of not being able to do the language,” he said. “That was something which was never an issue with Hailee. Right from the beginning it was clear that she was completely comfortable with the language. The language isn’t, as everyone’s pointed out, our language. That was the threshold level at which you could sort of hope to do the part but Hailee had it right from the get go in a very, very natural way.”

The language in the book is based on Portis’s research of the period, so it’s probably more accurate than the westerns we usually see at the movies. Pepper had another theory. “It’s so authentic in my mind because most people were probably pretty illiterate back then,” Pepper said. “They were maybe schooled on the King James bible and that really infused the way they spoke. I think a lot of westerns missed that.”

Ethan Coen agreed. “I’m sure Barry’s right,” he said. “You feel even more strongly reading the novel, the frame of reference for her character who narrates the novel is told in first person by her character is King James bible. It does seem clear that’s where the style derives from.”

True Grit opens Dec. 22

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Review: True Grit http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-true-grit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-true-grit/#comments Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:58:39 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12711 It’s a good thing True Grit is a good movie, otherwise the critics would have had a field day rhyming with Grit.

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It’s a good thing True Grit is a good movie, otherwise the critics would have had a field day rhyming with Grit. If grit were all you needed, this film would deliver on the grizzled men, dirty and grumbling with rotted teeth. Of course, you can also admire the story, the characters, the world, the humor and/or the action.

The Coen Brothers introduce the West with a wondrous tone. Soft music and deep shots full of frontier life portray the world Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) enters. She handles her business immediately, negotiating money, room and board for picking up her father’s body. She even knows what writ to cite when haggling with Colonel Stonehill (Dakin Matthews).

Rooster Cogburn’s (Jeff Bridges) introduction is magnificent. Mattie first meets him in an outhouse, which is brilliant, but we don’t see him until he’s on trial. The camera sweeps around the courtroom, welcoming the viewer in and working up to the close-up on Rooster. The cross-examination explains all of Rooster’s kills, and it’s so entertaining how Rooster just has his way with the lawyer.

The Coen humor is present immediately, with dark jokes about a public hanging (the native American doesn’t even get to say his last words, which is accurately racist and hilarious). A mortician’s line pays off bitterly. First he tells Mattie, “If you want to kiss it, it’ll be all right” meaning her dead father. Later when she stays in his house he says, “If you want to sleep in a coffin, it’ll be all right.” A kind offer, but man, that’s dark. It can be lowbrow humor too. Mattie has to share a bed with a snoring blanket hogging grandma.

Mattie hires Rooster to help her find and kill Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), her father’s murderer. Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon) is along for the ride. Rooster trash talks the Rangers before ditching LaBoeuf, and then of course he bonds with Mattie. She’s so cool that you see how a grizzled gunslinger would take to her. Rooster’s rant about his ex-wife is funny filler for the journey.

The dialogue is just the right kind of old timey where it doesn’t sound like us, but we can follow what they say. The cinematography still has some Coen touches. The opening shot with house lamps on a dead body at the door step under the snow. Then there are the heroic low angle shots and the score will swell to the hero moments like when LaBeouf shows up again at exactly the moment he’s needed.

True Grit is just quality filmmaking. It captures exactly what the filmmakers were going for and delivers a show full of different aspects for audiences to enjoy.

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True Grit http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/true-grit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/true-grit/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:32:11 +0000 Defy Media Directors: The Coen Brothers Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld Synopsis: A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer. Release Date:...

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Directors: The Coen Brothers

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld

Synopsis: A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer.

Release Date: December 22, 2010

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Can You Spot ‘True Grit’s’ Big Switcheroo? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/can-you-spot-true-grits-big-switcheroo/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/can-you-spot-true-grits-big-switcheroo/#comments Fri, 10 Dec 2010 18:24:38 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12035 Technically this is a spoiler alert, but if you see any photos or trailers of Jeff Bridges as the new Rooster Cogburn, you’ve probably figured it out.

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Technically this is a spoiler alert, but if you see any photos or trailers of Jeff Bridges as the new Rooster Cogburn, you’ve probably figured it out. The legendary True Grit bounty hunter made the eye patch cool before Snake Plissken. But something’s different from John Wayne’s Cogburn.

“I remember going back and forth but I didn’t know that at the end of the day we’d ended up switching [eyes],” Joel Coen said at a press conference for the film. “That was pointed out to me recently but I never actually realized it.”

Yes, the new Rooster Cogburn wears a patch over his right eye, not his left. Bridges himself had a laugh about it. “I’m a commie,” he joked.

The actual explanation for the switch is so simple, even The Dude would abide. “We put it on the right eye, it felt good,” Bridges said. “Put it on the left eye, not so good. Put it on the right eye, this feels right. ‘What do you think ,guys?’ We went back and forth like that.”

Ethan Coen was the joker on the eye subject, it turned out. “We did talk occasionally about switching from eye to eye scene to scene,” Ethan said. “There was an early idea discussed but not for long, since it is the second version of the movie, to have two eye patches.”

There were some real life wardrobe malfunctions with the eye patch. Bridges admits to blowing some takes by forgetting to be half blind. “Sometimes I would forget to put it down for the scene,” Bridges said. “So I would be very pleased with a take and I’d say, ‘What do you think, guys?’ They’d just go [point to the eye patch.]”

True Grit opens December 22.

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New ‘True Grit’ Posters Are Ready To Punish http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-true-grit-posters-are-ready-to-punish/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-true-grit-posters-are-ready-to-punish/#comments Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:46:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8734 Releasing one bad-ass poster for True Grit just isn't enough to appease those Coen Brothers. As the film's December release draws near, the marketing team is beginning their full press.

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Releasing one bad-ass poster for True Grit just isn’t enough to appease those Coen Brothers. As the film’s December release draws near, the marketing team is beginning their full press. In addition to the earlier broadsheet, we now have five new posters — four character posters and one group shot. The shots show each character ready to tussle in the name of retribution or have retribution dispensed on them. Collect all five to adorn your moody Western revenge drama themed man cave. They look cool and all, but I’d like to see one for Bear On Horseback. He’s the real star. (via IMDb and Empire)

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Full Length ‘True Grit’ Trailer Is Intense, Features Bear On A Horse http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/full-length-true-grit-trailer-is-intense-features-bear-on-a-horse/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/full-length-true-grit-trailer-is-intense-features-bear-on-a-horse/#comments Mon, 04 Oct 2010 16:55:48 +0000 Reza F. What is this? ‘The Wicker Man‘? Hot on the heels of last week’s True Grit teaser comes the full length jump off. This time around we see a lot more...

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What is this? ‘The Wicker Man‘?

Hot on the heels of last week’s True Grit teaser comes the full length jump off. This time around we see a lot more of Bridges’s Cogburn, Damon’s La Beouf, and Brolin‘s cowardly Chaney. We also see someone dressed as a bear on horseback. What kind of crazy scheme are they trying to pull?

LA BEOUF: Alright. When Chaney sees me approach dressed as a bear, he’ll think I’m just after his pic-a-nic basket. That’s when we take him in.

Female bear with a bow in her hair mounts La Beouf. Cue “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

COCKBURN: Ah, raped by a bear. Seen it hundreds o’ times. Tis a shame.

Note that I haven’t read the script, so the events detailed above may not actually happen.

Check out the full length trailer after the jump…

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‘True Grit’ Poster Means Bidness http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/true-grit-poster-means-bidness/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/true-grit-poster-means-bidness/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 True Grit isn't messing around with its new poster. The tag "Punishment Comes One Way or Another" lets you know that sh*t is gonna get real, and real fast. The broadsheet style seems appropriate for the film, and Josh Brolin's name bleeding out is the perfect Coen Bros. touch. Sure, I'll go ahead and check this one out come Christmas. It might be nothing short of awesome.

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True Grit isn’t messing around with its new poster. The tag "Punishment Comes One Way or Another" lets you know that sh*t is gonna get real, and real fast. The broadsheet style seems appropriate for the film, and Josh Brolin‘s name bleeding out is the perfect Coen Bros. touch. Sure, I’ll go ahead and check this one out come Christmas. It might be nothing short of awesome.

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Coen Bros. ‘True Grit’ Teaser Promises Retribution http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/coen-bros-true-grit-teaser-promises-retribution/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/coen-bros-true-grit-teaser-promises-retribution/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The teaser for Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit just rode into town, and it looks like a good one. The action follows Hailee Steinfeld's Mattie Ross as she teams with Jeff Bridges to hunt down the coward that killed her pappy. You might be quick to say that the Coens are trying to recapture the magic of No Country For Old Men, but that I really don't see the similarities. For instance, this teaser keeps it fresh with sun-bleached Western scenery, gunfights, Josh Brolin, and dorky haircuts. Oh. Check out the teaser after the jump...

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The teaser for Joel and Ethan Coen‘s True Grit just rode into town, and it looks like a good one. The action follows Hailee Steinfeld’s Mattie Ross as she teams with Jeff Bridges to hunt down the coward that killed her pappy. You might be quick to say that the Coens are trying to recapture the magic of No Country For Old Men, but that I really don’t see the similarities. For instance, this teaser keeps it fresh with sun-bleached Western scenery, gunfights, Josh Brolin, and dorky haircuts. Oh.

Check out the teaser after the jump…

 


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First Pics of Jeff Bridges in ‘True Grit’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-pics-of-jeff-bridges-in-true-grit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-pics-of-jeff-bridges-in-true-grit/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Yesterday we saw Colin Farrell sporting a combover for Horrible Bosses, and now we've got a first look at Jeff Bridges wearing an eye patch for The Coen Brothers' True Grit. Oh those silly actors and their dress-up make believe fun time. Bridges plays alcoholic U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn in the re-adaptation of the Charles Portis novel.The original adaptation starred John Wayne in the role of Rooster, who teams up with a 14-year old girl to avenge her father's murder. Hailey Steinfeld plays the girl, Mattie Ross, this time around, and Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are also on board as a Texas Ranger and the murderer respectively. The film opens Christmas Day. I just basically wrote the formula for an Oscar nomination. Especially since Bridges has the drunk character thing on lock. If you win an Oscar twice for playing a drunk do you have to go to AAA? That's Acting Alcoholics Anonymous for all you sober non-thespians out there. Don't worry, my writing packet is already in the mail to Leno. Check out more pics of Bridges as Rooster after the jump.

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Yesterday we saw Colin Farrell sporting a combover for Horrible Bosses, and now we’ve got a first look at Jeff Bridges wearing an eye patch for The Coen BrothersTrue Grit. Oh those silly actors and their dress-up make believe fun time. Bridges plays alcoholic U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn in the re-adaptation of the Charles Portis novel.

The original adaptation starred John Wayne in the role of Rooster, who teams up with a 14-year old girl to avenge her father’s murder. Hailey Steinfeld plays the girl, Mattie Ross, this time around, and Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are also on board as a Texas Ranger and the murderer respectively. The film opens Christmas Day. I just basically wrote the formula for an Oscar nomination. Especially since Bridges has the drunk character thing on lock. If you win an Oscar twice for playing a drunk do you have to go to AAA? That’s Acting Alcoholics Anonymous for all you sober non-thespians out there. Don’t worry, my writing packet is already in the mail to Leno. 

Check out more pics of Bridges as Rooster after the jump.

 

(FilmDrunk)

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Coen Brothers Invite 13-Year-Old Girl into ‘True Grit’ Production Van http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/coen-brothers-invite-13-year-old-girl-into-true-grit-production-van/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/coen-brothers-invite-13-year-old-girl-into-true-grit-production-van/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 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 of 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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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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‘True Grit’ will be Released in the Heart of Awards Season http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/true-grit-will-be-released-in-the-heart-of-awards-season/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/true-grit-will-be-released-in-the-heart-of-awards-season/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 And the winner of the 2011 Oscar for Best Picture is... True Grit. Oh sorry, I was future-writing again. The Coen Brother's True Grit hasn't won any awards yet (nor has it been filmed or finished casting) but Paramount is showing a lot of faith by setting the remake up for a Christmas Day release.Jeff Bridges is set to star as Rooster Cogburn, the drunken U.S. Marshal originally played by John Wayne, as he teams up with a 14-year old girl to avenge her father's murder. Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are also on board as a Texas Ranger and the murderer respectively. There's a lot of talent involved here and it looks like a definite contender even this far out.Bridges has a good shot at finally winning his Oscar this year with Crazy Heart. So who knows? Maybe next year the role will bring him Oscar glory like it did for Wayne. Then he'll become a member of the back-to-back winner's club. A club that hosts Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Jason Robards, Tom Hanks, and Zac Efron. Sorry. Future-writing again. (Variety)

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And the winner of the 2011 Oscar for Best Picture is… True Grit. Oh sorry, I was future-writing again. The Coen Brother’s True Grit hasn’t won any awards yet (nor has it been filmed or finished casting) but Paramount is showing a lot of faith by setting the remake up for a Christmas Day release.

Jeff Bridges is set to star as Rooster Cogburn, the drunken U.S. Marshal originally played by John Wayne, as he teams up with a 14-year old girl to avenge her father’s murder. Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are also on board as a Texas Ranger and the murderer respectively. There’s a lot of talent involved here and it looks like a definite contender even this far out.

Bridges has a good shot at finally winning his Oscar this year with Crazy Heart. So who knows? Maybe next year the role will bring him Oscar glory like it did for Wayne. Then he’ll become a member of the back-to-back winner’s club. A club that hosts Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Jason Robards, Tom Hanks, and Zac Efron. Sorry. Future-writing again. (Variety)

 

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The Coen Brothers Want a 12 Year Old Girl…for ‘True Grit’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-coen-brothers-want-a-12-year-old-girl-for-true-grit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-coen-brothers-want-a-12-year-old-girl-for-true-grit/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The Coen Brothers are casting their new film True Grit, and they're looking for a 12-16 year old girl to fill the main role of Mattie Ross. As you'll note on the casting specs, YOU MUST BE A 12-16 YEAR OLD GIRL. It doesn't count if you feel like a 12-16 year old girl on the inside, or like to feel 12-16 year old girls. You must actually BE ONE. Take heed.Get a bigger look at the casting sheet by clicking here.

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The Coen Brothers are casting their new film True Grit, and they’re looking for a 12-16 year old girl to fill the main role of Mattie Ross. As you’ll note on the casting specs, YOU MUST BE A 12-16 YEAR OLD GIRL. It doesn’t count if you feel like a 12-16 year old girl on the inside, or like to feel 12-16 year old girls. You must actually BE ONE. Take heed.

Get a bigger look at the casting sheet by clicking here.

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