Coen Bros. to direct adaptation of Chabon’s ‘Policemen’s Union’


The Coen Brothers, directors of classics such as The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou, as well as this year’s eight-time Academy Award nominee No Country for Old Men, will be directing a film adaptation of Michael Chabon’s brilliant novel The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. The film will be produced by Scott Rudin.

OMG OMG OMG. Cannot. Contain. Excitement.

Variety reports:

For their next collaboration, the “No Country for Old Men” team of Joel and Ethan Coen and producer Scott Rudin will transfer another Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s work into a film.

Columbia Pictures has acquired screen rights to the bestselling Michael Chabon novel “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,” with the Coens writing, directing and producing with Rudin.


The Coens will turn their attention to the book after they shoot “A Serious Man” for Working Title and Focus.

(Hat tip to /film)

[Update] JTA news brief here. Feature story to follow…

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