On the other hand, when it comes to discussing the way Damon disappeared into the role, Soderbergh remarks: "If you don't jump off the cliff, it's not going to work." At which point Burns, recalling the 30-odd pounds the star gained for the part, adds: "He jumped off the cliff into a bag of Doritos."
"We have good feelings about it and we’ll see how it comes together. It looks pretty good."
The nationwide search for a young woman to play Mattie Ross in Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit remake is over, but casting officials say the choice has yet to be made. The film opens a three-month Central Texas shoot in March with a cast including Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin.