Jeff Bridges is in talks with Paramount to star in Joel and Ethan Coen's remake of True Grit, eyeing the role that John Wayne scored an Oscar for in the 1969 original.
According to Variety, Bridges last worked with the Coens when he turned in a heralded performance as Jeffrey "the Dude" Lebowski in the 1998 cult fave The Big Lebowski.
The picture, which also reunites the Coens with their No Country for Old Men producing partner Scott Rudin, has been redrafted by the brothers to be more faithful to the Charles Portis novel on which the original film was based.
The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who tags along with an aging U.S. marshal, Rooster Cogburn, and another lawman to track the outlaw who killed her father. The original told the story from Cogburn's point of view, but the new version will work from the viewpoint of the girl.
No production date has been set.