Joel and Ethan Coen have penned and are likely to direct a remake of the classic 1969 John Wayne western “True Grit” for Paramount Pictures reports Variety.
The new version will be more faithful to the original Charles Portis novel about a 14-year-old girl who, along with an aging U.S. marshal and another lawman, tracks her father’s killer in hostile Indian territory.
Unlike the original film, which won Wayne an Oscar, the new version will tell the tale from the girl’s point of view.
Scott Rudin will produce. Though no schedule is yet set, the project will likely take precedence over their adaptation of Michael Chabon’s “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union”.