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First Look at True Grit


The first still from the Coen Bros. adaptation of True Grit hit the internet today and I'm really liking what I see. Jeff Bridges seems to have nailed the look of tough U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn and I foresee another Academy nod this next February. True Grit is due to hit theatres this Christmas and this my most anticipated film of this winter.

(Courtesy: InContention/Paramount)

Comments

Ben said…
Coen Brothers remakes are generally garbage. Their remakes are: The Ladykillers, and Intolerable Cruelty.
Fitz said…
That is true, but I'm very encouraged by the subject matter. The reason why Intolerable Cruelty didn't work is because it was a rom-com and rom-coms rarely do well with irony (especially that Coen-level irony). The Ladykillers, well that just seemed like a poor idea.
Richard said…
I gave a loud groan when I read they were doing another remake, but all it took was that picture to get me interested. The Coens and Bridges together again. Damn.
blogcabins said…
I'll see just about anything with Bridges; throw in the fact that it's a Coen Bros flick and I'm definitely there. The cast in this is badass, too...
Darren said…
Yep, I'm in the "could go either way" school myself. It's a classic and you don't mess with a classic, but they are the Coen Brothers and he is Jeff Bridges.

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