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Coen Brothers Are Rewriting Steven Spielberg's Cold War Drama

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May 21, 2014
Source: THR

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Last month we learned that Steven Spielberg had finally chosen his next project to follow-up the 2012 Best Picture nominee Lincoln, and it would be a Cold War drama that reteams him with his Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal and Saving Private Ryan star Tom Hanks. This was confirmed after Spielberg also decided to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG right after he finished this still untitled drama about James Donovan, an attorney who negotiated the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers, who was held and interrogated by the KGB and imprisoned for espionage. But who's rewriting the script?

THR reports it will be none other than filmmaking sibling duo Joel and Ethan Coen who will rewrite the true story screenplay, and the hope is for the project to be ready to shoot this fall in Europe. However, it sounds like there might be a chance that Spielberg could end up taking on the still gestating Robopocalypse or Montezuma as his next project. But with the Coen Brothers being hired to rewrite this project, it sounds like this one has the most momentum and will likely end up being his next project. As always, we're curious to see what Spielberg ultimately decides, so stay tuned for any updates.

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  • Bo
    Thanks for the updates, Ethan. I just can't seem to generate any interest in this story and have been wondering what it is about the project that sparked the interest in Speilberg and Hanks and now the Coen brothers. Must be something as it just doesn't seem like an exciting story to tell...old stuff and old news...we'll see.
  • DAVIDPD
    This should be great COEN's are legendary.
  • MattPeloquin
    ROBOPOCALYPSE! ...please?

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