Matt Damon in talks for True Grit role

MUMBAI: Matt Damon is in talks with Paramount Pictures to star in Ethan and Joel Coen‘s remake of the John Wayne Western True Grit. Josh Brolin, who starred in the brothers‘ No Country For Old Men, is also in talking to them for a role in the film.

Both Paramount and Oscar-winning writer-director team are moving fast on their re-adaptation of the Charles Portis novel. 

Damon would play the role that Glen Campbell essayed of a Texas Ranger tracking an outlaw with a gruff U.S. marshal, originally played by Wayne, who won an Oscar for his role in the 1969 film.

The story concerns a 14-year-old girl travelling into dangerous territory with the two lawmen in search of the man, who murdered her father, a role that Brolin would play.

Bridges and Brolin have earlier worked with the Coens before, but Damon is new to their team of actors.

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