Josh Brolin won't be able to make it to SLO film festival

“No Country for Old Men” actor Josh Brolin will not be able to attend the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival as planned, organizers said Thursday.

The Oscar-nominated actor, best known for such films as “American Gangster,” “W.” and “Milk,” was originally scheduled to attend a March 13 gala at Santa Margarita Ranch.

Work started earlier than expected on Brolin’s next project, “True Grit,” and he was forced to cancel, festival director Wendy Eidson said. The remake is his second film with “No Country for Old Men” directors Ethan and Joel Coen.

Eidson said she is currently looking for a replacement for the Western-themed event.

The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival takes place March 12 to March 21 at locations throughout the county. For more information, call 546-3456 or visit www.slofilmfest.org.