TRUE GRIT has it’s Mattie

After nationwide casting calls, Ethan and Joel Coen have cast Hailee Steinfeld as 14 year-old Mattie Rose in the upcoming TRUE GRIT.

After her father is killed, Mattie travels with the lawmen (Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon) in pursuit of the killer.

TG is based on the novel by Charles Portis and, unlike the John Wayne version, will stay faithful to the book and follow the story from Matttie’s perspective.

Filming begins, in New Mexico, next month.