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    Coens To Helm Yiddish For Sony

    Sony's Columbia Pictures has acquired screen rights to Michael Chabon's alternate-universe novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union and set Oscar nominees Joel and Ethan Coen to direct, Variety reported.

    The Coens--whose film No Country for Old Men is nominated for eight Oscars--will also adapt the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book and produce the movie with their Old Men partner Scott Rudin.

    The book is set in an alternate-history America in which Jewish settlers are to be displaced by the government's plans to turn their town 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 interesting roman, but not the best stuff at Alternative reality... With the Coen brothers, perhaps. the things gonna be more interesting.
    • CommentAuthorSasha_mak
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
    The book was fantastic. Can't wait.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
    I read Kavalier and Clay, but haven't had a chance to get to this one yet. I'll probably have to do that sometime before the movie comes out.
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2008
    I have to push this book farther up my to-read queue, it's just been sitting on my shelf. This is good news.