Coens to Adapt Chabon's Yiddish Policemen's Union

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Coens to Adapt Chabon's Yiddish Policemen's Union
Source: Variety February 12, 2008


Variety says that 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 best-selling Michael Chabon novel "The Yiddish Policemen's Union," with the Coens writing, directing and producing with Rudin.

Chabon sets up a contemporary scenario where Jewish settlers are about to be displaced by U.S. government's plans to turn the frozen locale of Sitka, Alaska, over to Alaskan natives. Against this backdrop is a noir-style murder mystery in which a rogue cop investigates the killing of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy who might be the messiah.

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

I'll watch ANYTHING the Coens make. And this one sounds...absurd.

And they better keep that title. Anybody here read the book?
 
When i saw the title i was " :huh: " but then i read the plot, sounds awesome. :woot:
 
When i saw the title i was " :huh: " but then i read the plot, sounds awesome. :woot:

That's why they should keep it. :D

The Coens have some nice sounding projects lined up:
Burn After Reading
A Serious Man
The Yiddish Policemen's Union

And an, apparantely, VERY violent western.

And I still have to see No Country For Old Men.
 
That's why they should keep it. :D

The Coens have some nice sounding projects lined up:
Burn After Reading
A Serious Man
The Yiddish Policemen's Union

And an, apparantely, VERY violent western.

And I still have to see No Country For Old Men.

I think they will, it's very them. :woot:

Burn After Reading sounds great and i am intrigued by their western.

Damn dude, when is it out in Dutchland ? :csad:
 
Nice. I really enjoyed the book, and I'm sure it will make a good movie.

I'm still waiting for an 'Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' movie, though.
 

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