Paramount Pictures has begun an open casting search for The Coen Brothers‘ next film True Grit. They have set up a website, TrueGritCasting.com, where young actresses can submit a self-filmed audition tape or find out about open casting calls in Little Rock, AR, Jackson, MI, and Oklahoma. Paramount is seeking a 12-16 year old girl for the lead role of Mattie. She is described as a “simple, tough as nails, young woman in post-Civil War Arkansas.”
Her unusually steely nerves and straightforward manner are often surprising to those she meets. She possessed plenty of true grit and determination. Enough so that she insists on going with 2 marshals to hunt down the killer of her father.
Check out the official casting website for more details.