Coen Brothers Remake “True Grit” in Austin
Just saw an article on http://austin360.com about the Coen brothers filming the remake of the John Wayne movie “True Grit” in downtown Austin. Apparently the film is just wrapping up and has an allstar cast with Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Jeff Bridges. Most of the filming has been completed in the Granger area, but apparently the movie has some scenes located in Memphis, so the crew decided downtown Austin at the Austin Club and parts of the Capital would be good locations for those setups. On top of that, the Coen Brother’s have changed the ending of the 1969 film slightly, according to Bob Hudgins of the Texas Film Commission. The film is another example of how attractive Austin is to the film industry as the Coen Brothers choose their locations by want, not by the budget.