Variety reports that Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in talks with Joel and Ethan Coen to join Jeff Bridges in True Grit, the re-imagining of the iconic 1969 Western that Paramount Pictures will put into production next March for a late 2010 release.
The Coens, who previously attached their Big Lebowski star Bridges to play U.S. marshal Rooster Cogburn, are in talks with Damon to play the lawman who teams with Cogburn and a 14-year old girl to track her father’s killer into hostile Indian territory.
Brolin (who starred in the Coens’ No Country for Old Men) is in talks to play the killer.
The Coens are producing with Scott Rudin and Steven Spielberg.
The Coens previously talked to us about their adaptation of the Charles Portis novel, an interview you can read here.