Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In Coens We Trust

I have no doubt that the young Hailee Steinfeld recently cast as the Mattie Ross/Kim Darby character in the Coen Brothers' remake of True Grit (Paramount, 12.25.10) will be terrific. Why? I guess its because I just don't think these guys could misfire with a key casting decision like that.

Whether I like or dislike a Coen Brothers' film, I've always thought that they were masters of filling out a cast, everyone from the leads down to the one-shot supporting characters are pitch-perfect. Why should we have any reason to remember the over-the-counter clerks from No Country for Old Men or the Jewish grotesques in A Serious Man?

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