This one's just a brief public service announcement. Joel and Ethan Coen aren't fretting too much about their fantastic 2009 release, "A Serious Man," being criminally overlooked thus far during the annual awards season. They're too busy to worry about such trifling matters. Busy because their next effort, an adaptation of the Charles Portis novel "True Grit," has to be ready before the just-announced release date of December 25, 2010.
The book has been adapted before, in a 1969 film starring John Wayne and Glen Campbell. The brothers Coen have already told us that Jeff Bridges, recent winner of the Best Actor Golden Globe for his performance in "Crazy Heart," will take on the Wayne role of Rooster Cogburn, eyepatch and all. Last we heard, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin were in talks to join the cast as well, but there's been no official announcement on that front.
What will a Coen brothers take on "True Grit" look like? Have you seen the original? Read the book? Will you be out on Christmas Day to see this latest adaptation?