Several movie news sites have posted stories claiming that Joel and Ethan Coen are currently writing a script “loosely” based on the memoir of New York Greenwhich Village folk legend, Dave Van Ronk. The memoir, “The Mayor of MacDougal Street” was released a couple of years after Van Ronk’s death in 2002. He is credited with the discoveries of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell and was a political activist. Now, any regular reader or YKFK, will know that the Coen brothers write an awful lot so, for me, this doesn’t necessarily mean that this will be their next movie. Indeed, I’m still hoping for The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. However some of this is backed up by quotes made by the brothers during an hour-long discussion at the Lincoln Center event hosted at the Elinor Bunim Monroe Film Center in New York (video of whole discussion here);
“We’re working on a movie now that has music in it but it’s pretty much all performed live, single instrument…” – Joel.
Thanks to Derrick and Joshua for emailing me.