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Coen Brothers Get 'serious'


Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen have cast Tony-winning screen newcomer Michael Stuhlbarg in the lead of their next project, A Serious Man, reports Variety. Set in 1967 in the Midwest, the story is described as a black comedy—solid territory for the Coens, of course—centering on professor Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg) whose wife leaves him while his annoying brother (a well-cast Richard Kind) won't. Shooting is scheduled to begin in September in Minneapolis—about the time the Coens' current film,Burn After Reading, opens nationwide.— Movie News Bureau