First Look at Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn in Coen Brothers’ TRUE GRIT

     July 8, 2010

Is it just me or does the thought of Jeff Bridges wearing an eyepatch just make sense? If you agree, then you are in luck because today the first images of the Academy-Award winner in the Coen Brothers’ re-adaptation of True Grit have surfaced online. “The Dude,” sporting both eyepatch and pocket watch, is playing the role of as Marshal “Rooster” Reuben J. Cogburn, a role originally played by John Wayne in the 1969 film.

Hit the jump to check out the images and for more info on True Grit as well as another film Bridges is reportedly no longer eyeing.

Images via Film Drunk.

In addition to starring Jeff Bridges and being helmed by the Coen Brothers (a powerful team in their own right), True Grit also stars Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Barry Pepper.  New comer Hailee Steinfeld (also seen above) stars as the revenge-minded Mattie Ross who teams up with Cogburn to avenge the death of her father at the hands of Tom Chaney who is played by Brolin. The film is scheduled to arrive under the tree on Christmas Day 2010.

As for Bridges, a few weeks ago we brought you a story, which speculated that Bridges was in talks along with Meryl Streep to star in the Vanessa Taylor scribed drama Great Hope Springs. Today, however, Deadline is reporting that he is no longer interested in joining the film. Thus, it looks as if the “dream team” combo of Bridges and Streep will have to wait yet another day. Of course, we will have more casting info for the marriage drama as it becomes available.

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