Joel and Ethan Coen plan to remake the iconic Western True Grit, which earned John Wayne an Oscar in 1969.
According to Variety, the Paramount remake will not be as faithful to the film as to the Charles Portis book that the film was based on.
Portis' novel is about a 14-year-old girl who, along with an aging U.S. marshal and another lawman, tracks her father's killer in hostile Indian territory.
But while the original film was a showcase for Wayne, the Coens' version will tell the tale from the girl's point of view
The film will be their first period film. The project reteams the brothers with Scott Rudin, their partner on the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men. The Coens wrote the screenplay.
No production date has been set.