See The Coens Rebuilding The Wild West In Texas For True Grit
If you read my review of the script for the Coen Brothers’ True Grit remake back in January here then you know I’m pretty excited to see what they’re going to do with it. The movie’s supposed to start shooting this month in Granger, Texas and that means that set construction is already underway out on the Texas plains, and we have pictures.
The pictures below come from a Flickr page first pointed out to us by a Screen Ranter. It looks like the Coens are building a whole, wild-west town. The town of Fort Smith only appears in the first few minutes of the movie when Mattie goes there and hires Rooster Cogburn to avenge her father. Most of the movie won’t require sets at all, since after Rooster’s hired the film takes place out on the prairie, deep in Indian territory. Still, the town really seems to be taking shape and if you’ve ever hung around in any of these tiny, old Texas towns like Granger you know it’d be pretty easy to convert them to old west authenticity. Out there in the Texas middle-of-nowheres, very little has changed and in fact if you scroll through the Flickr page you’ll see that a lot of the buildings being used in the film have barely been doctored at all. Take a look:
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