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Coen Brothers, Michael Chabon Team Up for Yiddish Policemen


Michael Chabon, book-to-film heavy hitter.
After his book Wonder Boys was made into a movie in 2000, Michael Chabon's work The Mysteries of Pittsburgh made it to audiences at this year's Sundance (I thought the movie was okay). A film version of his tome The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is currently in pre-production. Now there's news that yet another Michael Chabon novel will be adapted for screen, this time with the Coen Bros. handling the direction.

The Yiddish Policemen's Union
According to Variety, "Chabon sets up a contemporary scenario where Jewish settlers are about to be displaced by US government's plans to turn the frozen locale of Sitka, Alaska, over to Alaskan natives. Against this backdrop is a noir-style murder mystery in which a rogue cop investigates the killing of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy who might be the messiah."

It's a recipe for Awesome.
They're the Coen brothers, and they've been winning gazillions of awards for this year's No Country for Old Men. He's a bestselling author. I bet this movie will be awesome, though I haven't yet read The Yiddish Policemen's Union. Have you?

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Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
I like Chabon too, but for some reason I couldn't get through Yiddish Policeman. It didn't really grab me.
laurlee laurlee 9 years
I got half way through The Yiddish Policemen's Union before school claimed my free time, but from what I got through it was really good! I can see it being a fabulous movie.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
This seems like a perfect match. The Yiddish Policemen's Union is on my stack of books to read; now I have the incentive to do so.
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 9 years
Wow, that's exciting! I loved Wonder Boys and enjoyed the film too... I just finished Mysteries of Pittsburgh, but I'm skeptical about the movie. Sienna Miller rarely inspires confidence in me. Haven't read Yiddish Policemen's yet but it's on my list. Love Michael Chabon, and I looooove the Coens, so this could be super awesome!!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I just finished reading Wonder Boys (always liked the movie), read Kavalier and Clay a few months ago, and will be reading this once the boyfriend is done with it. And I have Pittsburgh in my stack of books to be read as well. That's pretty cool news. Good for Chabon and the Coens. :)
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