The Coen Brothers doing Black Money next

The Coen Brothers recently put the finishing touches on their ensemble dramedy - Hail, Caesar! - and have lined up their next project: Black Money. Deadlinesays Warner Bros. snapped up the option to the 1966 Ross MacDonald novel with an eye toward the sibling duo penning the script.

Ethan and Joel Coen will co-write the screenplay with the possibility of directing. Joel Silver is also attached to produce the movie, which reads like another classic Coen yarn. "The novel focuses on MacDonald’s private eye protagonist Lew Archer," the synopsis reads. "Hired by a spurned lover to expose the suave Frenchman who has run off with his client’s girlfriend, Archer follows a trail that leads to a deep conspiracy as the mysterious paramour is connected to a seven-year-old suicide and a ton of gambling debts."

Sounds like a perfect fit for the crime-wranglers, who've directed a variety of characters engaged in all sorts of illegal activities across their back catalogue. Until a deal gets ironed out, you can look forward to Hail, Caesar! which opens on February 5, 2016 in the US and February 25 in the UK.

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