Earlier this year, we learned that filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen had become the latest Hollywood directors who were making the jump to the small screen when they announced they’d be writing and directing a new TV series. We knew the title (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), the genre (a Western, which is something they’re familiar with through films like True Grit and No Country for Old Men), and that they’d be collaborating with Annapurna Television for the limited series, which was described as an integrated TV and theatrical experience.
Exactly how that last part will work is still up in the air, but at least now we have some newly-released plot details for the show.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by Angie Han
Like so many other esteemed filmmakers in recent years, Joel and Ethan Coen are making the move to television. The brothers are teaming up with Annapurna Television for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a limited series that they wrote and will direct. Intriguingly, this won’t be just a television series — the idea is that the entire project will be some combination of television and (theatrically released) film.
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When did The Big Lebowski 2 become a thing we talk about? Not only that, but a thing we ask the Coen Brothers about? 2009 is about as far back as I could go to find the filmmaking duo shooting down the idea of a sequel to The Big Lebowski. With their latest film opening in theaters this Friday, Hail, Caesar!, once again they’ve been asked about the imaginary project.
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If you’re a Coen Brothers fan, then you’re probably already excited about the directing and writing duo’s new film coming next month, the comedy Hail, Caesar! starring a cavalcade of great talent. We’ve already seen one trailer showing off the quirky story that takes place in the Golden Age of Hollywood, and now a new trailer shows us even more. But rather than taking the traditional trailer route, they basically use an entire, hilarious scene to sell the movie with a brief montage at the end. And it’s just as fantastic as you’d hope. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
2015 officially ends in a couple of days, but it’s hard to mind too much when 2016 looks so promising. For starters, next year brings Hail, Caesar!, the Coen Brothers‘ first film since 2013’s superb Inside Llewyn Davis. The directors’ names alone were enough to put this one on our radar, but the first trailer catapulted it right to the top of our most-anticipated lists.
Set during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the star-studded comedy follows studio fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) over the course of one very busy day. When movie star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped by a mysterious organization calling itself The Future, it falls on Eddie to rescue him. The first Hail, Caesar! poster and a new Hail, Caesar! TV spot have just been released, and you can see them both after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
As if we didn’t have enough movies to look forward to between now and the end of this year, it’s already time to start looking ahead to next year. Working Title has just dropped the first trailer for Hail, Caesar!, Joel and Ethan Coen‘s not-quite-musical farce set in the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Josh Brolin plays studio fixer Eddie Manix, whose crazy day gets a whole lot crazier when a movie star (played by George Clooney) gets abducted. The all-star cast also includes Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frances McDormand. Watch the Hail Caesar trailer after the jump. Read More »
New Coen Brothers alert! The filmmaking siblings have one film in the can — Hail, Caesar!, which will be released in February 2016. Now they’ve just made a deal with Warner Bros. to write a script adapting the novel Black Money, by Ross MacDonald, which follows McDonald’s private eye character Lew Archer into a troubling conspiracy.
Even better, Joel and Ethan Coen might end up directing the movie, too. Read More »
Here’s the first trailer for Bridge of Spies, the film that brings director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Hanks together with writers Joel and Ethan Coen and Matt Charman to tell the story of an American attorney who was on the forefront of a Cold War conflict involving the exchange of political prisoners in the early 1960s.
CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, and the United States long denied that his mission was related to intelligence-gathering. He was convicted of espionage in the Soviet Union and sentenced to ten years in prison. In 1962, he returned to the US thanks to a spy-swap deal between the US and Soviets.
That deal is the center of this film, but this first Bridge of Spies trailer says that the film is really about fighting for values, especially when people and governments alike have been stirred into a frightened and paranoid furor. Can Tom Hanks stand fast and represent ideals of fairness and freedom in the face of fear? Read More »
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The first trailer for the new Steven Spielberg film Bridge of Spies will be out tomorrow, so you don’t have long to wait before seeing the first footage of Tom Hanks as James Donovan, the Brooklyn lawyer who negotiated the release of a US pilot in Berlin during the cold war. This is a film co-written by the Coen Brothers, by the way, just in case you needed one more reason to be interested.
In the meantime, check out the first Bridge of Spies poster, which finds a very serious Tom Hanks caught between the US and Soviet flags. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Dolph Lundgren isn’t the kind of guy you’d normally expect to see in a Coen Brothers movie, and he knows it, too. “It was a bit of a shocker,” he says of his role in Hail, Caesar! But now that he’s settled into the part, he has some juicy new details to share about the period comedy, including exactly what Channing Tatum will be doing in it. Read all about the Dolph Lundgren Hail Caesar role after the jump. Read More »