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The Remake of True Grit

 

Revenge is a dish best served cold in the Coen Brothers’ highly anticipated remake of the classic western 'True Grit,' in theaters December 25, and we've got the pistol-packin' tumbleweed trailer!

'Crazy Heart' Oscar winner Jeff Bridges steps into John Wayne’s boots as alcoholic U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn in this gritty take on the 1968 Charles Portis novel, a role that earned Wayne an Academy Award. Matt Damon co-stars as a Texas ranger who teams up with Cogburn to help a stubborn 14-year-old girl (newcomer Hailee Steinfeld) track down her father's killer.

The film marks Bridges' second collaboration with the always versatile Coen Brothers after the 1998 cult classic 'The Big Lebowski,' along with the return of 'No Country for Old Men' star Josh Brolin to the fold as deadly drifter Tom Chaney.

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Storyline

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.

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