I am incredibly excited for the new Coen brothers movie coming out this winter – True Grit. The book by Charles Portis is probably one of my favorites. The 1969 John Wayne movie is great. (As is its 1975 sequel based on the main character, Rooster Cogburn.) I’m a big fan of the Coen brothers so I’m sure this one will be fantastic as well, and I hear it follows the storyline of the book a bit closer than the first movie. The first movie does actually follow it pretty well, except it completely screws up the ending. I can already tell the ending will be more accurate in this one from a scene that flashes in the trailer though. The actress playing Mattie Ross looks better than the first one – more serious, and actually 14 years old like the character. Both movies ignore that Cogburn is only supposed to be around 40 though. If you haven’t read the book I highly recommend it. It’s a quick read because you get drawn into it easily and it’s very funny.
Longer trailer than at the website:
1969 movie trailer: