The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a first look at plenty of fall movies. Two of the major films coming out in the remainder of 2010 are the Coen Brothers’ True Grit starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Hailee Steinfeld, and Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter starring Matt Damon. Grit is one of my most-anticipated movies of the year as I love westerns and I love the Coen Brothers even more. Bridges plays Rooster Cogburn (a role originally played by John Wayne when the Charles Portis’ book was adapted in 1969), a drunken U.S. Marshall who agrees to help a girl (Steinfeld) track down her father’s killer.
As for Hereafter, Eastwood tells EW that “I like to think of it as my chick flick. But one that men will like too.” I can’t imagine Eastwood saying the words “chick flick.” He adds, “Or at least one that won’t make them want to stick a Swiss Army knife in their leg.” That I can imagine him saying. Hit the jump to learn more about Hereafter and see the first images from both movies. True Grit is due out on December 25th and Hereafter opens on October 22nd.
Per the Playlist, Hereafter follows three plotlines: “Damon plays a psychic in San Francisco who can’t connect emotionally with his girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) and wants nothing to do with his powers; Cecile DeFrance plays a French TV journalist/talk show host who has a near death experience in the 2004 Tsunami and the third character is a young boy whose twin brother dies in an accident (played by unknowns Frankie and George McClaren). Slowly as the script evolves, their lives interconnect.” The Playlist adds that Howard’s role is “pretty minimal”.