News Briefs: Coen Brothers Galloping to TV for a Western Series

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (above) have made 17 feature films so far and now they are ready for their next adventure: television! They have written and will direct The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, described as an "event anthology set in the Old West." The miniseries will be limited to an unspecified number of episodes and may contain a theatrical element. [Variety]


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The Pact: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena will star in The Pact, which has now been scheduled for release by Universal Pictures on April 20, 2018. The comedy revolves around parents who learn that their teenage daughters plan to lose their virginity on prom night. Writer Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect) will make her feature directing debut. [Deadline]


George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art

George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art: Originally envisioned for San Francisco, then for Chicago, George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art has now found a new home in Los Angeles. The museum will feature Lucas' collection of fine and popular art, consisting of some 10,000 paintings and illustrations, including Star Wars-related material. Lucas will fund the project "to the tune of about $1 billion" and the museum will be built in Exposition Park, near USC, where Lucas attended college. [Los Angeles Times]



Gold Trailer: In a new red-band (NSFW) trailer for Gold, Matthew McConaughey finds a fabulous fortune in a remote jungle and then must figure out how to live with it. Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard and Corey Stoll also star; the movie opens in theaters on January 27. [Movieclips]

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