Release Date: 2010-12-22
Distributors: Paramount Pictures
Film Genre(s): Western
SYNOPSISMore faithful to the Charles Portis novel on which the original film was based, the remake would see Bridges take the role that John Wayne played and Damon would take on the Glen Campbell role of a Texas Ranger tracking the outlaw. The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who tags along with an aging U.S. marshal, Rooster Cogburn, and another lawman to track the outlaw (Brolin) who killed her father. The original told the story from Cogburn's point of view, but the new version will work from the viewpoint of the girl.
- Variety reports that Jeff Bridges is in discussions with Paramount to star in the pic. - 2009-09-10
- The Hollywood Reporter reports that Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in talks to star in the pic. Scott Rudin is producing with Steven Spielberg. - 2009-10-26