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Ethan Coen to Make Solo Directorial Debut

After a long career, one that includes a few Academy Awards, the Coen Brothers went their separate ways recently, with Joel Coen debuting the Oscar nominated The Tragedy of Macbeth last year. Now, it seems like Ethan Coen is ready to follow in his brothers footsteps, with a solo project of his own.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coen is helming a road trip comedy for Focus Features, one he co-wrote with his wife, Tricia Cooke. It’s apparently a project that’s been bouncing around for awhile, and one that was initially meant to be made years ago.

The project is described in the article as such:

The Russ Meyer-inspired action sex comedy was initially to have been directed by Allison Anders, who made the 1992 indie hit Gas Food Lodging. The story centers on a party girl who takes a trip from Philadelphia to Miami with her buttoned-up friend. Along the way they cruise the bars and encounter, among other obstacles, a severed head in a hatbox, a bitter ex-girlfriend, a mystery briefcase and an evil senator.

Source: THR

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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Screen Radar and Awards Circuit. He has conducted celebrity and red carpet interviews with some of the industry’s biggest names. He is a graduate of RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.
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