Xmas Bow For Coen’s “True Grit” Remake

Paramount Pictures has scheduled Joel and Ethan Coen’s remake of “True Grit” for a Christmas Day 2010 release says Variety.

Based on Charles Portis’ novel, the story follows a 14-year-old girl who, along with an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon), tracks her father’s killer in hostile Indian territory. Josh Brolin also stars.

The positioning sets the film squarely up for a high-profile awards run and the Christmas Day holiday box-office.