Joel and Ethan Coen are taking on Charles Portis' novel TRUE GRIT (availableNot a traditional remake, the Paramount film will be more faithful to the Charles Portis book than the 1969 pic, also distributed by Par.
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.I don't know how to embed but I'm glad someone is finally remaking a John Wayne movie. The question is, who do you get to play the lead character. Just about anybody can play the young girl but I'd like to see someone I have faith in as a young actress. Ellen Page comes to mind but then again I'd cast her in just about anything so maybe someone a little less obvious. Like I said the real question is who do you get to replace John Wayne as the lead. Wayne was 62 when he made this movie. He was nearing the end of his life and playing an alcoholic and really looked the part.TRUE GRIT was originally filmed in 1969 by director Henry Hathaway. John Wayne starred. Alfred Ryder, Ron Soble, Kim Darby, and John Fiedler also appeared - all of whom Geeks might recognize as guest stars on the original STAR TREK series).
The movie spawned a theatrical sequel called ROOSTER COGBURN (Wayne's character in the first film), and is famous for the smack talk/showdown between John Wayne and Robert Duvall - seen in the embed below.
Both Robert Duval and Dennis Hopper were in this movie when they were young men. Hopper was 33 and Duval was 38
Harrison Ford is nearing 70 This very well could be his retirement picture if he decided to make it and then ride off into the sunset. Connery retired at 76 maybe its time for Ford to do the same especially since Indy wasn't as well received as was expected.