Coens Tap Stuhlbarg and Kind for Serious Man


The Coen brothers have hired Michael Stuhlbarg, a Tony-nominated actor, and Richard Kind (ABC’s “Spin City”) to star as brothers in their new period black comedy, The Serious Man

Set in 1967, the story centers on Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern professor whose life begins to unravel when his wife sets out to leave him and his socially inept brother (Kind) won’t move out of the house.

Shooting is set to start at the beginning of next month in Minneapolis.

Working Title is producing, and Focus Features will distribute.

Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the screenplay and are sharing producing duties. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner executive produce.