True Grit premiere in New York
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True Grit premieres in New York

"True Grit" by Oscar-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen is a remake of John Wayne's classic 1969 western of the same name, which was originally based on a novel by Charles Portis.

The film tells a story of a young girl Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), who hires US Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to avenge her father's murder in late 19th century Arkansas.

Matt Damon and Josh Brolin also star in the film.

"True Grit" premiered in New York at a special screening. It will be released in US cinemas on 22 December.

Film clips courtesy Paramount Pictures

  • 15 Dec 2010