What Will the Coen Brothers Direct Next?

It’s common knowledge that the Coen Brothers’ next feature is Burn After Reading, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Frances Macdormand. The synopsis from IMDB: “A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.”

And then comes Hail Caesar, about a 1920′s theater troupe staging a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. That stars Tim Blake Nelson.

But what’s this breaking news? The Coens will then jump into another adaptation of a celebrated novel! They’re going to direct…

Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union!

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  • http://striderdemme.wordpress.com striderdemme

    The Coens seem to be keeping themselves quite busy these days. Looking forward to Burn After Reading especially. It seems more light, like Intolerable Cruelty was. (Which I loved)

  • joshhurst

    They’re also tapped to direct a movie called “The Serious Man” for Focus Features, though I’m not sure when, exactly, that will be (but before the Chabon adaptation, I presume).

    Also, I’m fairly certain that Clooney will be joining Nelson in Hail Caesar.