Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Coen Brothers to Adapt New Film

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Joel and Ethan Coen, directors of Fargo and Oscar-nominated No Country for Old Men, reached a deal with American author Michael Chabon for the book, according to trade publication Variety.

In The Yiddish Policeman's Union, Chabon has created an alternative history. Berlin has been destroyed by an atom bomb; Israel lost the 1948 War of Independence; and a community of Jewish refugees is living in Alaska.

That small Alaskan community, itself precarious, is the setting for an alcoholic detective's investigation of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy who might be the messiah. -- CBC

According to the blog, Film School Rejects, no casting decisions have been made.

(Photo courtesy of Jeff Christensen/Associated Press)

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