Avast! True Grit Trailer.

WARNING: This is one of those annoying trailers which gives away what appears to be a crucial twist in the plot. So if you don’t want to know too much about the film then stop  around the 1.34 mark.

Apparently this version of True Grit, the original starred John Wayne, remains faithful to the book which was written by Charles Portis in 1969. It tells the story of 14 year-old Mattie Ross and her quest to find and bring to justice the man who killed her father. She employs the services of Rooster Cogburn, a grizzled, alcoholic Marshall and La Boeuf, a younger Texas Ranger.

After watching this trailer we are pretty much convinced that Jeff Bridges has produced another performance which has the dial firmly turned up to eleven and could possibly earn him a nod from the Academy. Once everyone here had stopped jumping up an down on deck clapping our hands like excited Japanese school girls we were also thrilled to learn the cast includes Matt Damon and Josh Brolin.