Feb 5, 2010

More True Grit: Cohen Bros. Remake

UPDATE: Official Casting Call Here.

Blogging is much more fun than Facebook. You can set up a sitemeter on it, and just by seeing who's looking, you can learn stuff. Stuff that tells me that Google Trends hit my blog because the search term True Grit is red-hot "on fire" trending right now. Huh. Who knew?

So I ping it back and find out that the Cohen brothers are doing a remake of True Grit. There's a casting call out in Austin. Wild coincidence.

Want more coinkydink?

I should volunteer to keep the matriarchal family name in the remake, since my mother's cousin, Strother Martin, appeared in the original movie. Now you know. Now I know.

2nd Update re: comments: Heh. Except for Tom Selleck as a suggested leading man, y'all are crazy. Look in the dictionary under grizzled and you'll see Robert Duvall, Sam Elliot, Tommy Lee Jones. Tom Selleck would definitely get my vote.

24 comments:

jwm said...

Awright: who's your choice for Rooster Cogburn?
Jon Voight?
Travolta?

oh, I know- how about George Clooney? (not)

JWM

Ricky Raccoon said...

Johnny Depp
(have eye patch, will travel)

leeann said...

Jeff Bridges is set to be Rooster, Matt Damon as the Texas Ranger. No word on Mattie yet. I vote Dakota Fanning.
Husband is all a-quiver at the news, since he's a majorleague John Wayne junkie. He said "Joan wins this morning." :)
Fuck that, every day far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

There isn't one damn male lead that could step into the Duke's shoes on that one. Sorry.

JOHNNY DEPP??? SERIOUSLY? And Jeff Bridges?

Ricky Raccoon said...

Uh no. Not seriously. A joke. 'cause of the eyepatch. And Depp is so manly.

Ricky Raccoon said...

Alright. Leonardo Decapricorn then.

Ricky Raccoon said...

Actually, I’d see what Tom Selleck is up too. He’s been on his duff for a while now. I thought he was pretty good in Quigley Down Under.
Or Clint Eastwood. But he needs to gain at least 50 pounds.

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pamibe said...

I'd love to see Tom Selleck in pretty much anything [read into that what you will] but when it comes down to it... Tommy Lee Jones would be fantastic in the role.

By the by, Tom has been making some lovely little TV mystery movies through the years - from 2005 on through this year he's been Jesse Stone. There's a new one coming this year.

LauraB said...

Can I tell you how I am tempted to show up at the casting call? I've no headshot, no resume, nothing but standard "character" face.

But we might just make a pitch to do their "security" - might be worth a visit for that...

Hmmm.

Velociman said...

Strother Martin? No shit? He was awesome.

Ricky Raccoon said...

Tommy Lee Jones is a good choice. He’s approaching saturation point in movies though. Like Tom Hanks or Leonardo Decapriunicorn are too recognizable now from over exposure. (The list is long) In other words, I can’t forget it’s them when they’re in movies now. I don’t care how good the acting is (or isn’t). I can’t forget it’s them.
I’m going to go with the kid with the round glasses in Harry Potter.

Teresa said...

Ha - True Grit was on TCM last night. First time I've seen it in YEARS. (I saw it at the theater when it first came out... yeah I'm that old and my mom approved of John Wayne movies... LOL).

Now you're blogging about it and they're talking about a remake. This is all to much convergence for me - I feel like the world will now end or something. Heh.

Anonymous said...

What the hell, how about Macaulay Culkin?

Seriously, Sam Elliott is the only one named so far who could pull off Rooster Cogburn.

Anonymous said...

Christopher Walken. I mean, you can't really replace John Wayne, so why not go for the bizarre.

(hmmm ... Sean Bean, maybe?)

Ricky Raccoon said...

C3PO

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken...

julie said...

So, you're saying I should watch True Grit, huh?

But yeah, I can't think of anyone capable of filling John Wayne's shoes right now. There just isn't enough testosterone left in Hollywood. I don't have to have seen the original to know that.

Anonymous said...

Also, what no one has addressed is who the hell could possibly fill Kate Hepburn's shoes?

Sorry, this is one remake I'll not go to see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXBgALLUITU

jwm said...

They'll probably cast Denzel Washington in the role so he can simultaneously hunt down the bad guys, and make a searing indictment of race relations in 19th century America. Somewhere in the dialogue, the girl (I forget her name) will make a hugely ironic and all too prescient remark about a black man being president someday. You know how Hollywood loves those searing indictments, and ironic remarks.

JWM

Anonymous said...

Might as well turn it into a remake of Blazing Saddles then...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upvZdVK913I

GUYK said...

Duvall gets mine...never saw a bad movie he was in

dick said...

I'd be a good Rooster.
But then again...

Anonymous said...

I bet Rooster Cogburn never ate squirrel stew or walked around Key West with his dick hanging out...