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Coen Brothers Double Up and Get "Serious"

Joel & Ethan Coen, the masterminds behind classics like "O Brother! Where Art Thou?" and "The Big Lebowski" and Fargo," have just signed a two-picture deal with Focus Features and Working Title Films. This reunites them with the studio and distribution arm under which they did some of their better (to date) work. (The Coen's last two efforts, "Intolerable Cruelty" and "The Ladykillers," were released by Universal and Touchstone, respectively).

The first of the two films is "A Serious Man," which is supposedly a dark but comedic tale along the lines of "Fargo." The other film is undisclosed, but the Coens will be credited as writers, producers, and directors, as per usual. It's also likely they will retain their usual final cut clause.

The next film out from the Coens will be "No Country For Old Men," based on the novel by Oprah-favorite Cormac McCarthy. "Country" is set to debut at Cannes with a US release expected later this fall.

Source: Variety.

Posted by on April 23, 2007 9:58 PM
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