Coen brothers, stop messing around and get to the Michael Chabon movie!

Posted by Jason Diamond

Hey Joel and Ethan Coen, it’s totally great and admirable that you want to make a film about Dave van Ronk and the  1960s Greenwich Village folk scene, but could we please get some news about the film version of Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policeman’s Union that we’ve been patiently waiting for since 2008?


  1. I was on IMDB the other day looking for info. on where they were with Yiddish Police Man’s Union, but didn’t find anything other than it was delayed. Getting this movie made is starting to feel like The Hobbit, except only like five people are concerned about it.

  2. I, too, am impatiently waiting for news about the Yiddish Policemen’s Union movie. I have cast it and recast it and re-recast it in my head a dozen times. Please make the movie before the actor and actresses I want to see in it are too old for the parts!

  3. The only acceptable explanation I can think of for this not being in production already is that they’re waiting for John Turturro to completely master the Yiddish slang so he can play Landsman. Although, I don’t think it would take him this long…