The first teasing glimpse of Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit has been belongated and extendified for your viewing pleasure. In a more action-oriented and less elegiac piece (with bonus Johnny Cash), this 2:29 version gives much more than a tiny peek at most of the main characters including Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn and it should put to rest any foolish notions that his performance is anything like John Wayne’s or that the movie is anything like the 1969 film version.
If anything the trailer gives maybe too much of a peek. Even if you sampled the teaser, if you’re at all squirrelly about having too much of a movie revealed, you might want to ride on by. Me? Ordinarily I totally avoid all things about all Coen movies until the first moment the opening credits roll, but this time I watched the crap out of it. Can’t wait.