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True Grit - Netflix Streaming ReviewTrue Grit
Netflix Streaming
DVD | Blu-Ray
Written and Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Based on True Grit by Charles Portis
Starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper
Paramount Pictures
Originally Released: December 22, 2010

The 2010 adaptation of True Grit by the Coen Brothers is a masterwork of modern filmmaking that handles the original source material with reverence and justice. Accompanied by a cast that collectively puts in stellar and memorable performances, and coupled with some breathtaking camerawork, True Grit is a must-see film.

Set at some point after the American Civil War and facing the turn of the century, the movie follows protagonist Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfield), a 14-year old girl who is both educated and steadfast beyond her years. Following an incident in which her father was murdered by a brigand named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), Mattie, being the most forward-thinking of the remaining family members, takes it upon herself to address her father’s final businesses including his funeral – and her quest for both retribution and justice.

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Must Watch: Teaser Trailer For The Coen Brothers’ ‘True Grit’ Has Arrived
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The announcement of Ethan Coen and Joel Coen making a new adaptation of the Charles Portis novel, True Grit, was exciting to all fans of movies.

We’ve heard plenty about the movie along the way, but the real joy would only come when we saw the first trailer. That day has finally come. Paramount Pictures has released the very first teaser trailer for all to see, and it’s just as good as we’ve all hoped.

The trailer shows that this new True Grit — which is not a remake of the 1969 John Wayne movie of the same name, only an another adaptation of the original book — looks like it could be a fantastic new western movie, and it definitely shows off some of that Coen Brother tone. It also shows off some great cinematography and the expected strong performances of its impressive cast.

Be sure to click on over to the other side for a synopsis and to check out the trailer now!

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Geek Peek: Jeff Bridges Does His Best John Wayne On The Set Of ‘True Grit’
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Some pictures from the set of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen‘s upcoming western, True Grit, have found their way onto the internet.

These images, taken from across the street of where filming was taking place, focus mainly on recent Oscar winner Jeff Bridges. Bridges is of course taking on the role of Rooster Cogburn, which is the character made famous by the legendary John Wayne in the 1969 film. This new movie will not be a remake of that film, but it will actually be a new adaptation of the classic 1968 Charles Portis novel of the same name.

Not too much is going on in the pictures, but it’s cool to see Bridges as Rooster Cogburn, eye patch and all. You can also catch a peek at young Hailee Steinfeld, who plays the lead role of Mattie Ross. Be sure to click on over to the other side to check them out now, and head here for more set pics.

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Barry Pepper Joins Matt Damon, Josh Brolin & Jeff Bridges In Coen’s ‘True Grit’
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True Grit

It’s been a while since we’ve covered Joel Coen and Ethan Coen‘s adaptation of Charles Portis‘s 1968 novel, True Grit. It was a year ago that the project was announced, and about six months ago that recent Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges joined the cast.

At some point along the line, superstars Matt Damon and Josh Brolin also joined the cast, and just a few weeks ago 13-year-old Hailee Steinfeld grabbed the all-important lead role of Mattie Ross after an intense audition process that saw the likes of 15,000 or so teenage girls trying their luck.

Now, according to the trades, Barry Pepper is the latest to join in on the party. The actor has been cast as “Lucky” Ned Pepper. Pepper hasn’t been around very often lately, but he has certainly made his mark appearing previously as a talented sniper in Saving Private Ryan and as a prison guard in The Green Mile. Ryan director Steven Spielberg will act as an executive producer on this project as well.

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Hailee Steinfeld Joins Matt Damon, Josh Brolin & Jeff Bridges In Coen’s ‘True Grit’
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True Grit

The most important casting in the Joel Coen and Ethan Coen‘s new adaptation of Charles Portis’s 1968 novel, True Grit, is the role of main character Mattie Ross. After an intense audition process that saw the likes of 15,000 or so teenage girls, the part was given to 13-year-old relative unknown Hailee Steinfeld.

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