The two biggest celeb news stories in my neck of the woods this weekend were the supposed Meg White sex tape (I don’t think it’s her) and George Clooney’s motorcycle accident. Clooney, who already has a bad back from an injury during the filming of Syriana, suffered a broken rib in the smash up. He’s right in the middle of shooting a new film with the Coens, Burn After Reading (check out Jeremy’s Crop Report right here), and the good news is that while a broken rib hurts like a bitch, the injury won’t delay the film much, if at all.
In other Coen Bros news, FilmJerk reports that their next next film, A Serious Man, will start shooting Minneapolis in April. According to FilmJerk, A Serious Man is about "Larry Gopnik, a Jewish college professor in the Midwest during the 1960s. Larry starts to question the value of life when he discovers his wife wants a divorce (she is also probably getting it on with one of the neighbors). He also has trouble with his children stealing money out of his wallet (his son is buying weed, while his daughter is saving for plastic surgery) and his deadbeat brother, who has moved in because he neither has the cash nor the maturity to live on his own. Add to that the hostile anonymous notes he keeps receiving which threaten his tenure at school, the grad student who will get a passing grade from Larry by any means necessary (who may or may not be the person leaving the threatening letters) and the hot neighbor who bedevils Larry with her nude sunbathing, and there is little wonder why Larry seeks to solve his existential issues from men of God whom he hopes will help him to become an austere and devoted man."
A Serious Man would be a 2009 release for Focus.