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The Coen Brothers Say They're Also Working On A "Musical Comedy"

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 5, 2013 at 11:29AM

With "Inside Llewyn Davis" opening tomorrow, it seems folks are already eager to find out what the Coen Brothers might do next. Thankfully, they generally don't take too long between pictures and usually have a few ideas on the boil. Earlier this week we learned they have some kind of "sandal movie" set in ancient Rome brewing (perhaps they've revisited their once mooted "Hail Caesar"—about a '20s theater group putting on a production of "Julius Casear"—that at one point had George Clooney linked to star?) and now they've teased something else they've got cooking.
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Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis

With "Inside Llewyn Davis" opening tomorrow, it seems folks are already eager to find out what the Coen Brothers might do next. Thankfully, they generally don't take too long between pictures and usually have a few ideas on the boil. Earlier this week we learned they have some kind of "sandal movie" set in ancient Rome brewing (perhaps they've revisited their once mooted "Hail Caesar"—about a '20s theater group putting on a production of "Julius Casear"—that at one point had George Clooney linked to star?) and now they've teased something else they've got cooking.

Chatting with Vulture, the sibling pair once again finished each other's sentences, all while hinting at yet another music based flick. "But one of the two things we're writing right now, it's not a musical per se …" Ethan said, with Joel adding, "… but it has what might be considered more traditional musical numbers."

"It's a musical comedy," Ethan finally stated.

Of course, that could mean a lot of things, but perhaps it has to do with another project they mentioned recently? Back at Telluride, the Coens revealed they "are writing something right now where the main character is an opera singer." So, perhaps an opera singer comedy? Sounds like something only the Coens would come up with, if that's the case.

In any event, don't waste too much brainpower on it for now as they'll reveal their next official gig when it's time. For now, just go see "Inside Llewyn Davis" when it plays near you.

This article is related to: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Coen Brothers


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