Paramount Pictures has kicked-off a casting search for the lead role in Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit. The full details are below (click on the image for the casting site), but they are looking for a 12-16 year old girl and no experience is necessary. Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin were previously announced as part of the cast.
Charles 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. While the original film was a showcase for John Wayne, the Coens’ version will tell the tale from the girl’s point of view.