After the extraordinary success of
No Country for
Old Men, the Coen Brothers are hitting the books again, this time
Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. The two will direct
the film after their next announced project, the dark comedy A Serious Man.
Set in an alternate America where Jews have taken refuge in
an Alaskan district after the collapse of Israel in 1948, The Yiddish
Policemen’s Union is a noir which follows detective Meyer Landsman as he
attempts solving a murder, untangling a conspiracy, and generally reassembling
his shambled life. This is the fourth Chabon novel to be adapted for the big
Wonder Boys and the upcoming The Adventures of Kavalier of Clay
Mysteries of Pittsburgh.
After Reading, starring
and Brad Pitt,
will be released September 26. A Serious Man is slated for 2009 release,
with Policemen’s Union sometime after that.