Variety reports that Barry Pepper has come aboard the Coen brothers' True Grit.

Pepper recently signed on with Paramount to play the role of "Lucky" Ned Pepper. He is the notorious outlaw that was played by Robert Duvall in director Henry Hathaway's 1969 original.

Pepper is going to star opposite Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin and Hailee Steinfeld.

Ethan and Joel Coen are shooting this project from a script they adapted. Scott Rudin is going to produce and Steven Spielberg is executive producer on this project.

Evan Jacobs