Auditions for 'True Grit' role to be held in La.

Associated Press - December 15, 2009 2:24 PM ET

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Producers of a planned remake of the movie "True Grit" are looking for a young girl to play the lead female role of Mattie Ross.

Paramount Pictures and The Coen Brothers are bringing their search for a 12-year-old to 16-year-old Caucasian girl to Lafayette Wednesday. Anyone interested in auditioning is being asked to bring a current photo to the Ramada of Lafayette between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Casting Office says they want a girl who is "tough, strong and tells it like is" to play the 14-year-old Mattie.

Kim Darby played Mattie in the 1969 original movie about a girl who helps hunt down her father's killer.

Auditions for the role were also held in West Virginia this month.

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