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Coens Directing Adaptation of Michael Chabon's 'Yiddish'

Joel and Ethan Coen are re-teaming with ''No Country'' producer Scott Rudin for a movie adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel ''The Yiddish Policemen's Union''

JOEL AND ETHAN COEN On the heels of their adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's ''No Country For Old Men,'' the directors will move onto another Pulitzer-Prize-winning…
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JOEL AND ETHAN COEN On the heels of their adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's ''No Country For Old Men,'' the directors will move onto another Pulitzer-Prize-winning author -- Michael Chabon

(FROM VARIETY) – Joel and Ethan Coen are re-teaming with No Country For Old Men producer Scott Rudin for a film adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union. The Coen brothers are also writing the script. The story is about Jewish settlers who are about to be displaced when the U.S. government turns their home over to Alaskan natives. Within that setting is a murder mystery about a rogue cop who investigates the killing of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy who might be the messiah. The Coens will begin work on the project once they wrap A Serious Man for Working Title and Focus. No Country For Old Men, the directors' adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel, received eight Oscar nominations. Yiddish is the third Chabon novel that Rudin is adapting. The first was Wonder Boys, which starred Michael Douglas, and he is currently working on a movie based on the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which Chabon scripted. (Variety)

Originally posted Feb 12, 2008
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