Bridges to Star in Coen Brothers’ True Grit

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Jeff Bridges is in talks to star in Joel and Ethan Coen’s remake of True Grit for Paramount Pictures. He last worked with the Coens on 1998’s The Big Lebowski.

Bridges would play the role that won John Wayne an Oscar for the 1969 original

The film, which also reunites the Coens with their No Country for Old Men producing partner Scott Rudin, has been redrafted by the brothers to be more faithful to the Charles Portis novel on which the original film was based.

The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who tags along with an aging U.S. marshal, Rooster Cogburn, and another lawman to track the outlaw who killed her father.