Hailee Steinfeld Joins the 'True Grit' Cast

The young actress will play the pivotal role of Mattie Ross.
Hailee Steinfeld will play the pivotal role of Mattie Ross
Hailee Steinfeld will play the pivotal role of Mattie Ross
It seems the Coen Brothers have found the important young lady for their upcoming Western remake. According to Variety, Hailee Steinfeld has been cast in True Grit.

Steinfeld will play 14-year-old Mattie Ross, a young girl who seeks out to find the man who killed her father before a Texas Ranger finds him. Steinfeld will star alongside Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin. The original 1968 John Wayne film was told more from Wayne's perspective as one of the lawmen, while the Coen Brothers film will focus more on Steinfeld's character. Both films are based on the novel by Charles Portis.

Filming is set to begin filming next month in New Mexico, with a release date already slated for December 25.

True Grit was released December 22nd, 2010 and stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinfeld, Paul Rae, Ed Corbin. The film is directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (4)

  1. Cripple

    Sweet. Can't wait for this.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  2. jonquest

    I don't know anything about Hailee Steinfeld, but I'm glad they got this role cast finally. I am excited to see this project come to fruition.

    4 years agoby @jonquestFlag

  3. Raoul Duke

    Right on. This is gonna be an amazing Christmas.

    4 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag