Coen Brothers to Adapt 'Yiddish Policemen'

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Not resting on Oscar favorite No Country for Old Men, directors Joel and Ethan Coen already have Burn After Reading, a spy comedy with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, scheduled for a fall 2008 release, and will follow with A Serious Man, called a “dark comedy in the vein of Fargo.” Just Announced: the brothers will reteam with No Country producer Scott Rudin (who also had his hands on There Will Be Blood) for another book adaptation – based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon. Again, more noir, more murder to come, but these guys have been all over the map in the past decade, so who’s to blame them for traveling old (and successful) paths? (Variety)

On Oscar buzz for Old Country: “I have to say that there were other people who saw early versions and predicted. So the reasons may be transparent to some people but they’re certainly not to us. We don’t understand it.” – Joel Coen (L.A. Times)

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Posted by Ted Zee on February 12th 2008 | Home Page | 3 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

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  1. Rick Olson Says:

    Do ya’ think that Joel Coen may be protesting a bit too much?

  2. Ted Zee Says:

    He sounds like a guy trying to avoid either a let down, or a jinx.

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