The Coen Brothers Get Serious

Joel and Ethan Coen (“Fargo,” “The Ladykillers”) will write, produce and direct the dark comedy “A Serious Man” for Focus Features and Working Title Films.

The film is the second of a two-picture pact, the first being Brad Pitt spy comedy “Burn After Reading” annouced the other week.

“Reading” is slated to be the Coens’ next film and production is set to begin in late summer.