The Hollywood Reporter reported earlier this year that the director, who last year directed The Tragedy of Macbeth without him, would be working alone.
Ethan reportedly took inspiration from Russ Meyer, who starred in the untitled movie in the early 2000s alongside his wife Tricia Cooke.
According to a synopsis, "The story centers on a party girl who travels with her stuffy friend from Philadelphia to Miami. Cruising bars follows, along with a potpourri of characters including an evil senator, a vengeful ex-girlfriend, a mystery briefcase, and a severed head in a hatbox.
The film’s lead roles have now been filled. Maid star Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers) have joined the project, according to Deadline.
Production is set to begin this autumn after being initially announced for this summer.
Most recently, Qualley starred in Claire Denis’ Cannes feature Stars At Noon, while Viswanathan will next be promoting The Beanie Bubble.
Last year, Joel described the experience of working without his brother Ethan on Macbeth.
“I spent 40 years looking over at Ethan after each shot or looking at him if there was a problem. And, so, I missed him because that wasn’t there,” Joel said (per AP News).
Long-time Coen Brothers composer Carter Burwell had also claimed that Joel and Ethan Coen might never make another film together.