New ‘True Grit’ Trailer Truly Impresses

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:30 pm,

True Grit Theatrical Trailer New True Grit Trailer Truly Impresses

A full-length trailer for the new Coen Brothers film, True Grit, premiered in theaters over this past weekend and is now available for viewing online.

The western novel True Grit was originally adapted into a starring vehicle for John Wayne back in 1969. Wayne won his sole Oscar for his performance in that film as Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn, a drunken U.S. Marshall who helps a young woman named Mattie Ross track down her father’s cowardly killer, Tom Chaney.

Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges will play the role of the eyepatch-wearing Cogburn this time around, while newcomer Hailee Steinfeld and Oscar-nominee Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men) will inhabit the roles of Miss Ross and Mr. Chaney, respectively. The Coen Brothers’ True Grit also stars Matt Damon and will be more similar to the dark tone and violent nature of the literary source material than that of the John Wayne film.

The teaser trailer for True Grit was released last week and it hinted that the Coens will deliver a fairly gritty, morose western this Christmas. Cliché it may be, but trust us when we say: you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Have a look at the theatrical trailer for True Grit below and see what we mean:

Major props to whoever was responsible for putting together this trailer – the combination of the Coen Brothers’ visually-striking Mise-en-scène and the ominous intonations of Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” makes True Grit look like it will be one of the most beautifully shot and intense westerns to hit the big screen in a long time.

Joel and Ethan Coen are arguably two of the best filmmakers working today and it would appear that True Grit contains many of the same elements that have made their previous movies so memorable: sharp dialogue, solid performances, gorgeous cinematography, and a mix of violent thrills and dark humor. Christmas seems like a long ways off now, doesn’t it?

True Grit hits theaters in the U.S. on December 22nd, 2010.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Ok I had to look it up the first time someone used it…. however this is the second time I have seen the word in less then a week…..

    Is it the word of the month: Mise-en-scène or is it just one im starting to notice? :D

    As for the clip and the movie itself…. Looks and “sounds” like a winner… Jeff Bridges hits another out of the park as does the rest of the cast…


    • Mise-en-scéne?
      I think you’re just starting to notice it, it has certainly been around long enough.
      But it could also be the word of the month for the critics you use to follow, it has a certain ring to it, so it’s tempting to use it when you first have encountered it somewhere.

      Anyways; this has the look of one of those films that should be showed in super-widescreen, like all really good westerns.

  2. So the trailer a few days ago im very impressed with choice of actor’s looks like it’s going to be a great remake….

  3. seems kinda like Winters Bone

    this year we may see quite a few child actors getting Oscar Noms.

    Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
    Chloe Moretz (Let Me In, or Kick-Ass)
    Jennifer Lawrence (Winters Bone)
    Frankie McLaren (Hereafter)
    Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind of a Funny Story)
    Elle Fanning (Somewhere)
    Saoirse Ronan (The Way Back)
    Kodi Smith-McPhee (Let Me In)

    just to name a few possibilities

  4. looks intriguing

  5. I cannot wait for this!

  6. while jeff bridges is a better actor then john wayne he will never replace the charactor in my mind.

    • I agree completely, Except I think If you are going to cover John Wayne Fill the boots properly with at least as big of a star as him! Still cant wait to see if it stacks up…Nxt to El Dorado it was my top 2!

  7. WOW! Just WOW! This looks exceptional. I had to replay that last line by Bridges three times because I enjoyed it so much. This is going to be EPIC!

  8. I like the Coen brothers and the actors but I just don’t see the need for this remake. The first movie was perfectly fine.

  9. I swear if Clooney makes a cameo I’m demanding my 10 fraggen bucks back!

    • LOL come to SD 790 i’ll see it with you, i wanna see you explode if he does make an appearance LOL

  10. This is the best Xmas present i could hope for…..until 2012′s Man of Steel

  11. God this looks so good!!

  12. Looks more dramatic, with little humour as in the first one. Still, it looks like it will be very good.

  13. I’m in the minority. Though he is a talented actor, I just can’t get into Matt Damon’s work. I’m on the fence about Josh Brolin. Fortunately, Jeff Bridges is a classy & classic actor so, he’ll be worth watching in this role. Also, I don’t think he’d approach it as trying to outdo John Wayne. I think he’d only do it if he could somehow make the character his own. Just my two cents.

  14. Wow, looks amazing, a role Bridges was born to play and a film the Coens were meant to make, very excited

  15. Has many remakes won Oscars? This movie looks awesome but I’m curious at how the decision makers will reflect on a movie if it’s a remake of a 1969 John Wayne movie where Wayne himself won an Oscar for it.

  16. I don’t really like Coen Brothers movies, I don’t know really why but I’ve never really liked a movie they’ve done before. I’m apprehensive about this movie, it looks really good. The trailer was s intense and intruiging that it makes me want to see the movie, one of their movies for the first time but I’m not sure if I’ll like it. I’m not sure if I’m going to be in the theatre dreading watching this movie, because I hate watching a movie like that Who doesn’t? I’m not sure about this.

    • I know what you mean. It took me a while to warm up to their movies. All their movies seem to have a small town country feel to them even when they are set in the city in modern times. I live in a small town full of rednecks and hillbillies so I don’t have much interest in seeing the same type of people in a movie. Having said that a western might work well for them though. I don’t know why they are doing this movie remake though instead of something new.

  17. I believe this looks like a winner. Mr. Wayne was awesome back in the day in this, one of his best roles. I cannot fathom how this will not pay homeage, and go way beyond what we may expect.