Coen Brothers' A Serious Man Starts Production
09.08.08 by REELZ
Production has begun today in Minnesota on Joel and Ethan Coen's next film, A Serious Man.
The brother duo is going non-stop these days since winning the Oscar for last year's No Country for Old Men. Their latest, Burn After Reading, opens this Friday
A Serious Man appears to be a smaller film, at least in terms of casting, when compared to the A-List heavy Burn After Reading.
Tony-winner Michael Stuhlbarg (The Grey Zone) stars as Larry Gopnik. He's joined by Fred Melamed (Suspect), Richard Kind (The Visitor), and Minnesota actors Aaron Wolf, Sari Wagner, and Jessica McManus as Danny, Judith, and Sarah, respectively.
The setting is 1967 and Larry Gopnik is a physics professor at a small university in the Midwest whose wife, Judith, has just left him. Attempting to explain the rest of the convoluted plot would be an exercise in futility. But as any fan of the Coens knows all too well, it isn't really the setup that's important.
A Serious Man is slated for a 2009 release.