Jewish Alaskan Noir? Woo!

Get out your fedoras, everyone, here’s some news:
Michael Chabon’s best-selling 2007 book, “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,” will be made into a film by the Coen brothers. Can’t wait to see what they do with this; just please, guys, no hair mousse in this one will ya?
But I can’t wait for the tefillin jokes! How many movies have a plot that turns on a pair of tefillin? I can’t wait.

Joel and Ethan Coen, the maverick filmmakers whose Jewish sensibility has been evident in countless of their movies, but who have yet to fully actualize their Semitic humor in a full-blown Jewish film.
Until now.
Late last week, the Guardian revealed that the Coens had agreed to write and direct the film adaptation of “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union.”
“Naturally, I am over the moon about this,” Chabon wrote in an e-mail to JTA. “They are heroes of mine.”

4 thoughts on “Jewish Alaskan Noir? Woo!

  1. If you were referencing There’s Something About Mary with your “hair mousse” comment, I think you are mistaking the Academy-Award winning work of the Coen brothers with the slapstick humor of the Farrelly brothers. And it was gel, by the way, not mousse.

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