Coens sign a pair of Serious men

According to Variety, Joel and Ethan Coen (The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men) have signed a couple of “relative unknowns” to star in their next film, The Serious Man: acclaimed stage actor Michael Stuhlbarg and Richard Kind, best known for a supporting role on Spin City.

A dark comedy set in the late Sixties about “Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern professor whose life begins to unravel when his wife sets out to leave him and his socially inept brother (Kind) won’t move out of the house.” (You know, they even kind of look like brothers.)

It’s an interesting move, after the still-upcoming Brad Pitt and George Clooney-starring Burn After Reading; even their least star-studden recent film, No Country for Old Men, had Tommy Lee Jones. But Coen Brothers flicks are never very expensive to make, so they’re probably not sweating the lack of star power. (In fact, none of their films since Fargo — even the widely reviled remake of The Ladykillers starring Tom Hanks — has lost money.)

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union adaptation will be their next film.

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Posted on August 18, 2008 at 22:17 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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