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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