= 2012 Academy Award winner?
Just came across this item in the New York Times‘ arts and entertainment section for April 24 2011 (I’m writing this June 25, which gives you some idea of the lag-time in my reading material).
In a feature in which the Times‘ movie critics answer readers’ questions, one Kathie Moon of Sarasota, Fla. asks: “Why did the Coen Brothers leave out the cat character, General Stirling Price, in True Grit? I thought this film was a faithful re-adaptation of the book with the usual Coen flourishes, but I missed the cat.”
In their answer, Times movie critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott respond that they “went right to the source” (the Coens, presumably) who responded with, “We would have included the character of General Sterling Price, but our next movie is all about a cat. Seriously.”
Hmm… take that “seriously” with a grain of salt: there’s nothing on Wikipedia about a next project being about a cat, and Joel Coen‘s IMDB allows only that a movie called Gambit, with a script by the Coens, is in production.
So fingers crossed that their really is a top-secret Coen Brothers cat project in the offing… imagine the possibilities: a remake of Disney’s That Darn Cat… a cat who solves a murder mystery… a sequel to No Country for Old Men called No Country for Old Cats… okay, we’ll stop right there.