Coens begin casting their next movie

Richard Kind & Michael Stuhlbarg to star in black comedy A SERIOUS MAN.

The Coen Brothers have begun casting A Serious Man, a black comedy that will begin shooting in Minneapolis early September from a screenplay they collaborated on and we believe they will direct. Variety say Richard Kind (Spin City) and Tony Award winning actor Michael Stuhlbarg (he played the villain in Scorsese's Hitchcock homage Key to Reserva) will lead.


Set in 1967, story centers on Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern professor whose life begins to unravel when his wife sets out to leave him and his socially inept brother (Kind) won't move out of the house.

Working Titles are producing, Focus Features distributing.

It's yet another unpredictable move from the Coens, who are two of the biggest helmers in the industry but refuse to cast the "Hollywood" elite from project to project. Looking forward to this, even if the Coens comedies are often hit or miss with me.

Their next movie Burn After Reading opens in the U.S. on September 12th.

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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.