In 2010, the Coen Brothers released a new version of Charles Portis’ True Grit. (As a reminder, Portis had roots in Central Arkansas and was once a writer for the Arkansas Gazette.)
Co-written and co-directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, it starred Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Domhnall Gleeson and Elizabeth Marvel. Unlike the original film, which was filmed in Colorado, this film was actually filmed partially in Arkansas, where several scenes takes place. Filming also took place in Texas. Many Arkansas actors appeared in the film, but at the risk of omitting some, there will not be an attempt to name them.
The film received ten Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Directing, Leading Actor (Bridges), Supporting Actress (Steinfeld), Cinematography, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, and Art Direction. Sadly, the film went home empty handed.