"True Grit" seeks female leading lady in Jackson! - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

"True Grit" seeks female leading lady in Jackson!

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - If you're a girl between 12 and 16 years old, you have a chance to be the leading lady in a major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Josh Brolin. Casting directors for a remake of "True Grit" interviewed girls at the King Edward Hotel Saturday.  Hundreds of prospective actresses came out to turn in their head shots.

"True Grit" will be directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, who also directed "Oh Brother Where Art Thou". Production of "True Grit" will begin in March in Texas and New Mexico. It's about a girl in the 1800's who avenges her father's death.

"We decided we didn't want to find another Disney, Nickelodeon kind of girl, we decided that we wanted to try to find someone with more grit, someone who was forthcoming, self confident," says Rachel Tenner, one of the casting directors. 

If you missed today's casting call, click the link above to find out how you can still try out.  But hurry!  You need to make a tape of yourself and get it in by next week.

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