Coen Brothers cast Haile Steinfeld in True Grit

Hailee Steinfeld has been cast in the role of Mattie Rose in Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit.


Scheduled for a Christmas release, the Western drama stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin.


Based on Charles Portis’ novel, the script follows 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. While the original film was a showcase for John Wayne, the Coens’ version will tell the tale from the girl’s point of view.


Filming is scheduled to begin next month in New Mexico.