Hailee Steinfeld joins Coen Brothers True Grit

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.