Coen Brothers to Helm True Grit

The classic 1969 film True Grit, which earned John Wayne an Oscar, is being remade by Hollywood darlings the Coen brothers. Variety reports that their adaptation of the 1969 picture will hew more closely to the Charles Portis book on which it is based. In the book, a 14-year-old girl, an aging US marshal, and another lawman track her father’s killer through Indian country. While the 1969 version focused on Wayne, the Coens’ version will highlight the girl’s point of view. But fans might have to wait a while for the film—according to IMDB, the brothers, who won several Oscars for No Country for Old Men, have three films coming out before True Grit: A Serious Man, Hail Caesar, and Suburbicon.