The Coen Brothers have released the full length trailer for their remake of the classic Western True Grit, and I must say I’m impressed.
The cynic in me would love for Hollywood to get new ideas rather than rebooting those of the past, but there’s so much to like about what we see that it’s impossible to get too snarky.
The Coen Brothers have proved their directing worth many times over, most recently with their Academy Award winning No Country for Old Men. Jeff Bridges, Mat Damon, and Josh Brolin are all big stars with the acting chops to match.
But something tells me that young actress Hailee Steinfeld may be the best thing about this movie. Her portrayal of young Mattie Ross, hell-bent on vengeance for her father’s death, seems genuine and unaffected. And we all know that it’s rare to find that blend in a child star.
There may not be a lot that’s new here, but something tells me that True Grit will still be worth watching when it hits American cinemas on Christmas Day.