Ethan and Joel Coen speak at the Apple Store Soho on November 25, 2013 in New York City.
Had the Coen Brothers’ darkly poetic Inside Llewyn Davis been about Hollywood instead of the ‘60s folk scene, you can bet your orange tabby it would’ve been at least nominatedfor an Oscar.
There will be no such excuse for their next, Hail Caesar.
The Academy just loves a good story about itself, as proven time and again — most recently with The Artist and Argo. Note taken.
Joel and Ethan Coen’s next film will center on a 1950s era Hollywood “fixer,” the archetypal shadowy studio figure who mops up the messy personal lives of the stars behind the scenes, according to Deadline.
No cast has been set, but the agents and managers of Coen brothers regulars — John Goodman, Francis McDormand, John Turturro, clear your schedules — are sure to be busy in the weeks and months to come.
Details are scant at this point, but we're going with a darkly comedic and awards-season friendly ensemble that will stick with you for years.