Looks like there’s a new rising star to watch: According to reports, 13-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld will play the lead in True Grit, a Western from Joel and Ethan Coen. The movie, which is an adaptation of a novel by Charles Portis, is about a 14-year-old who recruits a U.S. marshal to track down her father’s murderer. Big names, including Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin, are already set to star in the film.
Though Hailee’s not a complete unknown (she’s got three credits on her IMDb page), True Grit sounds like it’s going to be her big break. We’ll see how she fares when the film opens on Christmas Day, and until then we’ll keep an eye on the promising actress.