Damon is being considered for the role of La Boeuf (no, not that one), a lawman who joins Cogburn and a fourteen-year-old girl on the hunt for the killer of the girl’s father. Brolin would play the killer Tom Chaney.
As previously reported, the Coens will be adapting the original Charles Portis book of the same name instead of strictly remaking the film. The (as-yet uncast) young girl will be the central focus of the new film.
True Grit will go into production early next year.
Before then, you can catch the Coen Brothers latest film A Serious Man in Australian cinemas November 19, 2009.
Discuss: OK, it’s the Coen brothers, but it is also a remake. Is this one worth getting excited about?