Teaser Trailer for the Coen Brothers’ ‘True Grit’

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Jeff Bridges in True Grit
Photo: Paramount Pictures

Okay, we can stop talking about the battle between The Social Network and The King’s Speech for a second as the teaser trailer for the Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit has just arrived courtesy of Apple along with the first full synopsis for the film:

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross’s (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him — over his objections — to hunt down Chaney. Her father’s blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.

I know not many of you have seen all the movies I’ve been discussing in my Oscar predictions, but here is a film none of us has seen yet. Watch the trailer and weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below. True Grit hits theaters on December 25 and features Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld.