Coen Brothers Head West

Start date for No Country For Old Men

Joel and Ethan Coen are set to make No Country For Old Men, based on the novel by Cormac "All The Pretty Horses" McCarthy.

The story is set in Texas, where Llewellyn Moss, a young farmhand hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles across some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and a suitcase full of money. He takes the money and runs. But after two more men are murdered, the local sheriff gets involved and an ex-Special Forces hitman is called in to retrieve the money, things get dangerous for young Moss.

The Coens have adapted the script from McCarthy's novel. Scott Rudin is producing the film, and it is due to start shooting in Texas and New Mexico in May.