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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

The Coen Brothers had pretty decent luck adapting Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy for No Country For Old Men, so why not take on another high-falutin' writin' person? The dynamic duo has signed on to do a film version of Michael Chabon's bestselling The Yiddish Policeman's Union. In the book Chabon sets up a contemporary scenario where Jewish settlers are about to be displaced by U.S. 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. The Coens will make Yiddish after they shoot their next project, A Serious Man. Yet another Coen Brothers film, Burn After Reading, will come out later this year.

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