Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Coen Brothers: Worth Waiting For

Coens ready for 'Man,' 'Burn'
Brothers pact with Focus, Working Title

By Dade Hayes

Joel and Ethan Coen have set "A Serious Man" -- a dark comedy in the vein of "Fargo" -- with Focus Features and Working Title. Both brothers are slated to be credited as writers, producers and directors.

"Serious Man" is the second of a two-pic pact the brothers made with Focus and Working Title. It will follow "Burn After Reading," set to start shooting this summer. Brad Pitt recently joined George Clooney and Frances McDormand in that pic. Plot details on both films are under wraps.

The Coens are wrapping post work on Cannes entry "No Country for Old Men" for Miramax and Paramount Vantage. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will exec produce the two films. Past Coen pics at the company include "Fargo," "The Hudsucker Proxy," "The Big Lebowski," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "The Man Who Wasn't There."

Working Title has supplied Focus with a few titles in recent years, notably "Pride & Prejudice" and the current "Hot Fuzz." UTA brokered the deal on behalf of the Coens.
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