Canadian character actor, Barry Pepper best known for his roles in Saving Private Ryan and The Green Mile, has some big shoes to fill in the new version of True Grit (2010). He will be playing Ned Pepper, a role originally played by Robert Duvall. Pepper was recently asked about the film and how he felt about reinterpreting Duvall's role.
"You know, I had never seen the original and I had been asked to read for this part of "Lucky" Ned Pepper, of all names. I thought, well this is a bit of type casting, to come to a Pepper to play a Pepper. So I read for the part and I created the character, not knowing what Bob had done. When I got the role, somebody had told me that it wasn't just based on the book, and that I should see the original film…
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