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The Coen Brothers Are Writing a Musical Comedy

The Coen Brothers' new movie, the music-heavy comedy-drama Inside Llewyn Davis, hits theaters this weekend, and they're prepping a new project with a more comedic tone. The Coens were scant about details when talking to Vulture about the movie, but they described it as "a musical comedy" set in the world of opera. They added that it's "not a musical per se" but that it does feature "what might be considered more traditional musical numbers" than the folk songs in Inside Llewyn Davis.

The Coens, who last made a music-heavy comedy with 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou?, said this new musical comedy is "one of the two things [...]

Ethan Coen, Elaine May And Woody Allen Discuss The "Dark Titters"

Think about how fascinating it would be to spend some time alone in a cabin with Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen. Less so an elevator, slightly more so a handicapped bathroom stall. The trio is currently partnered for Relatively Speaking, an upcoming stage show comprised of a one-act play from each writer. Elaine May interviewed her fellow playwrights for the New York Times, and as you imagine, it's filled to the brim with chuckles and existential despair.

"Frankly I had not anticipated that I’d have to compete for the distinction of who-can-write-the-bleakest-comedy, expecting to win in a walk, but you not only compete, Elaine; I [...]