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Mar. 23, 2009by:

Having just completed A SERIOUS MAN for Focus Features, the Coen brothers are heading back to the West with an update of the classic John Wayne western TRUE GRIT. Although many considered NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN to be the Coen's first foray into the western genre, TRUE GRIT will see them explore the classic world of cowboys and indians for the first time. The brothers have already stated that they will be more faithful to the Charles Portis book than the 1969 film, which scored Wayne an Oscar for best actor.

Portis' novel is about a 14-year-old girl who, along with an aging U.S. marshal and another lawman, tracks her father's killer in hostile Indian territory. Written by the brothers themselves, their version will be told through the eyes of the young girl, as opposed to the original film, which acted as a vehicle for John Wayne, natch. The broskies are teaming up with producer pal Scott Rudin who worked with them on NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, so it appears as though the stars have aligned once more for the prolific brothers and their fans. This is gonna be good.
Extra Tidbit: Which Fanning will be cast as the little girl, Dakota or Elle?
Source: Variety

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10:48AM on 03/24/2009

Awesome

I'm really not a John Wayne fan, but that doesn't really matter. It's the Coen bros. Doing a western. How can this not be awesome? Oh, and why would anyone involve that "time for change" thing in a freaking period piece? That would be called revisionist history. Sure, it's going to alienate Native Americans a tad, but by that logic ALL westerns do that. Ever think maybe they'll give the culture some depth? You know, write it well? It IS possible.
I'm really not a John Wayne fan, but that doesn't really matter. It's the Coen bros. Doing a western. How can this not be awesome? Oh, and why would anyone involve that "time for change" thing in a freaking period piece? That would be called revisionist history. Sure, it's going to alienate Native Americans a tad, but by that logic ALL westerns do that. Ever think maybe they'll give the culture some depth? You know, write it well? It IS possible.
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9:23AM on 03/23/2009
Its the Coens doing a western Im down
Its the Coens doing a western Im down
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6:07AM on 03/23/2009
Not interested for three reasons:

3--It's the Coen Brothers, so naturally this will be a "clever" film that makes me feel annoyed by the end.
2--It's a remake. I could care less that it's of a John Wayne film (by that matter, it should be decent), but it's a remake nonetheless.
1--Yet another film alienating Native Americans. "Time for change" my eye.
Not interested for three reasons:

3--It's the Coen Brothers, so naturally this will be a "clever" film that makes me feel annoyed by the end.
2--It's a remake. I could care less that it's of a John Wayne film (by that matter, it should be decent), but it's a remake nonetheless.
1--Yet another film alienating Native Americans. "Time for change" my eye.
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3:33AM on 03/23/2009
I'm down for it. More Coen movies! And what looks like a serious one to boot.
I'm down for it. More Coen movies! And what looks like a serious one to boot.
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3:10AM on 03/23/2009

hell yes!

hell yes!
hell yes!
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