Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nashvillians The Peasall Sisters Featured in Coen Brothers' True Grit Trailer

Posted By on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 11:27 AM

I'd have to say that if they ever issue a "Way to Go, Champ" Award, it probably needs to go to Rena Coen. Why? Because she gave birth to not one, but two of the most badass filmmakers of our time. Joel and Ethan are at it again, this time re-imagining Charles Portis' 1968 novel about 14-year-old Mattie Ross, who "undertakes a quest to avenge her father's death at the hands of a drifter named Tom Chaney." Um, awesome. The film stars Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges and a girl who looks an awful lot like the dude from Ghostland Observatory.

So, pretty cool and all, but why Creamy? I'll tell you why. That haunting, gorgeous tune you hear in the trailer above is a traditional gospel number called "Where No One Stands Alone." It was penned by Mosie Lister, and here it's performed by the Nashville-based Peasall Sisters. Fun fact: The Peasall Sisters provided the singing voices of George Clooney's daughters — the Wharvey Girls — in the 2000 Coen Brothers classic, O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Coens have been known to use the same talent from time to time, no? Our boy Edd Hurt wrote a piece on The Peasall Sisters back in 2009, if you feel like getting familiar. Congrats to the Peasalls for getting to work with the Coens again and for basically giving me the most epic case of goosebumps I've had all week.

(Via TwentyFourBit.)

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