Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and the Coen brothers are four names that would drive any cinema lover to the movies expecting great things. Okay, wait. I take that back. After Jonah Hex, I can’t quite put Josh Brolin in that context, but you get where I’m going – these names, when linked together, probably mean we’re going to get a picture that will be receiving Oscar nominations come January 2011. Honestly, after the first trailer for Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit remake, I wasn’t sure what the award-winning directors would have in store for us. I wasn’t blown away, but I was intrigued. After watching the second preview for True Grit, color me blown away. I am especially intrigued at newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. She’s got some spunk and verve in her acting, and considering the movie (if the Coen’s are faithful to the book) is told from her point-of-view, she’s got to be solid.
Take a peek at the trailer after the jump and let me know your thoughts.
PS, as a side note to fans of The Hunger Games, could you see Hailee Steinfeld portraying Katniss Everdeen? She’s an unknown and definitely on her way up.