Friday, October 30, 2009

Damon, Brolin in 'True Grit' talks

Matt Damon is in discussions to star in Ethan and Joel Coen's remake of "True Grit." Josh Brolin, who starred in the brothers' "No Country for Old Men," is also in talks for a major role.

Paramount Pictures and the Oscar-winning writer-director team are moving fast on their re-adaptation of the Charles Portis novel, first reaching out to Jeff Bridges, and now Damon and Brolin, to potentially star. Damon would take on the Glen Campbell role of a Texas Ranger tracking an outlaw along with a gruff U.S. marshal originally played by John Wayne, who won an Oscar for his role in the 1969 Western.

I'm a fan of the movies of the Coen brothers - Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Big Lebowski - but their talent ain't big enough for this. (The did another remake once. The Ladykillers. Remember that? Yeah.) Apparently Hollywood has used up all of the ideas out there.

Let's keep this among ourselves, okay? No need to let Aunt Toni know about it.

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