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 we’re writing right now.” The other is a sword and sandals drama set in ancient Rome, so we’ll just see which one they end up doing next.