Monday, May 20, 2024

Honey, Don’t! Ethan Coen Making Companion Film to Box Office Disaster “Drive Away Dolls”


Ethan Coen is incredibly talented, but he’s somehow gone astray.

Reports are that he’s making a companion film to his boxoffice disaster, “Drive Away Dolls.” That film was pulled from theaters after three weeks. It made just $5 million, and most of that was on Day 1.

Now Coen is going ahead with “Honey Don’t” — and that’s what we think when we see the title.

Similar to the lesbian road trip “Dolls,” “Honey” also star Margaret Qualley, plus Aubrey Plaza and Chris Evans, plus Charlie Day and Broadway’s Lena Hall.

Focus Features, not satisfied with one flop, is doubling down. Maybe they’ll get the rights to the next Coen Brothers film as compensation.

Ethan, of course, co-wrote and co-directed classic films with his brother Joel from “Blood Simple” to “Fargo,” “Miller’s Crossing,” “Barton Fink,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “Raising Arizona.” We need them back ASAP!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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