The director, whose other films include "The French Connection," "Sorcerer" and "Killer Joe" -- which helped detonate star Matthew McConaughey's career rebirth as more than a handsome devil -- was taking part in The Hollywood Masters interview series, conducted by THR’s Stephen Galloway.
Jason Momoa makes his directorial debut and stars a Native American avenging the death of his mother. Robert Homer Mollohan, Lisa Bonet and Sarah Shahi also star in the movie from WME Studios and Anchor Bay Films.
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A 14-year-old girl (Hailee Steinfeld) joins an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory in Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel.