It’s going to be a big year for Jeff Bridges, not only because he is starring “Tron Legacy,” which is sure to be one of the biggest films of the year, but also because he is revisiting another of the films that made him a star. The first, of course, is “Tron,” which he came to promote the sequel to at the MTV/MySpace livestream last Friday. The other reunites him with the brothers Coen, Joel and Ethan, who directed him in cult classic “The Big Lebowski.”
“True Grit,” which is in post-production and slated for a December release, stars Bridges opposite Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper. “I hope it’s going to be a great Western,” Bridges said of the film.
He elaborated: “You’ve got the Coen brothers — master filmmakers — doing a Western for the first time, something they were really excited about. To be a part of that was great. It’s based on a great book by the same title, ’True Grit.’ They are really basing the movie on the book, as opposed to the John Wayne [film].”
MTV couldn’t resist asking Bridges about the possibility of a “The Big Lebowski” sequel, since Bridges and the Coens were able to come together and work on “True Grit.”
“We talked about it occasionally [while making ’True Grit’], but no plans man, no plans,” Bridges said. “No, no, no, I don’t think it’s gonna happen.” After a pause, and with a sly grin on his face, he teased, “But if it happens — what a wonderful surprise!”