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Former Child Actor Josh Brolin and Matt Damon Show Coens Their 'Grit'

October 27, 2009

Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in discussions with Joel and Ethan Coen to join the cast of "True Grit," the redo of the 1969 Western that Paramount will put into production in March for release late next year.

Jeff Bridges is set to star as U.S. marshal Rooster Cogburn (Daily Variety, Sept. 11). Damon would play the lawman who teams with Cogburn and a 14-year-old girl to track her father's killer into hostile Indian territory. Glen Campbell played the part in the original John Wayne starrer.

Brolin is in talks to play the killer. The actor recently played the good guy in the Coens' Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men" and the murderous Dan White in "Milk." Jeff Corey played the killer in the original "True Grit," and Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper also played outlaws. Read More