After Joel Coen wrote and directed The Tragedy of Macbeth alone, his brother Ethan Coen will continue with a solo film.
Following Joel, one of the Coen brothers who worked together for many years and produced films such as Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, and True Grit, Ethan is preparing for his first solo directorial debut.
Joel Coen directed and scripted the first 2021 movie The Tragedy of Macbeth alone, without his brother. Now Ethan Coen is preliminarily preparing his first solo film for Focus Features and Working Title.
The screenplay of the movie, which is known to describe a road adventure, although the details about its plot are kept secret, was written by Ethan Coen and his wife Tricia Cooke in the mid-2000s. Coen and Cooke; Robert Graf and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will also serve as executive producers on the film. Filming is expected to begin next summer.
Just as The Tragedy of Macbeth is Joel’s first solo work as a director, this project will be Ethan’s first directing without his brother. Ethan most recently directed the western anthology film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs with his brother for Nextflix. The film earned the Coen brothers an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.