The Coen Brothers’ ‘True Grit’ moves to Granger, Texas next month

The latest Coen Brothers’ film, True Grit, has been filming in New Mexico for about a month, but now the production is getting ready to make  a company move to Texas.

One of our tipsters, James, sent us the following info:

[The True Grit set] is being built in downtown Granger, Texas. [They have been] building the set there for the past 3 weeks and from what I know they are turning Granger into Fort Smith, Arkansas. The Granger National Bank name is changing and the doors will mark the front of a sheriff’s office and a lawyer’s office. They will be filming in Texas from 4/23/2010 through 5/26/2010.

There is also a rush casting call for several roles that need to be filled before filming begins at that newly built set. Here’s what they’re looking for:

“FRANK JAMES – Late 60’s – 80’s. Must be able to portray a menacing look through his eyes!! Beady-eyed bastard. Very mean looking! Thug. Son-of-a-gun. Not a nice guy!

GRANDMA TURNER – Late 60’s – 80’s. Must be able to portray a a mean woman – decrepit & pruney [sic] looking (great wrinkles/facial lines). She snores loudly! 2 options: Old crone (mean old lady) OR a very large woman (too big to share a bed w/Mattie).

GENERAL WOMEN – Frontier, hard bitten types of WOMEN. Must have interesting faces (facial lines, crooked teeth, larger noses, weathered skin type, hard features). Preferably longer hair w/no artificial color. They need rough frontier types – NOT modern looking. No makeup!

For more information about the casting call check out this post over at Sindication.

True Grit stars Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin.

You can check more pictures of the set being built in Granger below too!

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[Thanks James!]



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