Coen brothers adapt True Grit March 23, 2009 Coen Brothers to tackle ‘True Grit’ remake Joel and Ethan Coen will next put their spin on True Grit, the iconic Western that won John Wayne an Oscar. Based on the Charles Portis nove, the film 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. But while the original film was a showcase for Wayne, the Coens’ version will tell the tale from the girl’s point of view. The project reteams the brothers with Scott Rudin, their partner on the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men. The Coens wrote the screenplay.