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News: Coens To Adapt Chabon

Joel and Ethan Coen will be adapting Pulitzer-prize winner Michael Chabon’s ‘The Yiddish Policeman’s Union,’ for their next feature.

The story is about a group of Jews settled in Alaska who are about to be displaced by the US government who plan on giving the land to Alaskan natives.  Meanwhile, a police officer investigates the death of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy who also might be the messiah.

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The Coens will tackle this project after they finish shooting ‘A Serious Man,’ for Working Title films.  The already wrapped ‘Burn After Reading’ will open later this year.

As a fan of both the Coens and Chabon, I cannot wait to see this paring on the screen.  The only other book of Chabon’s to be adapted to the screen is ‘Wonder Boys.’  A film based on his ‘Mysteries of Pittsburgh’ was screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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