More about Burn After Reading

Burn After ReadingVariety has more info about the upcoming Coen Bros. flick, Burn After Reading. The film, with a script by the Coens, will open the 65th Venice Film Festival this summer. It will open in the states via Focus Features on September 12th, a few weeks after its August 27th debute at the Venice Lido. It’s interesting that Burn After Reading is seeing release less than a year after the Coen’s previous, multiple-award-winning work, No Country For Old Men, since the lion’s share of their previous work has been released at least two years apart.

The film, a Working Title production, has a huge cast, including the Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and the previously mentioned Brad Pitt and George Clooney. According to an article at New York Magazine, who have gotten their hands on a copy of the script, “Malkovich plays Osbourne Cox, an alcoholic fired CIA agent whose memoir manuscript accidentally leaks. Pitt plays Chad Feldheimer, a dim-bulb personal trainer who finds the CD-ROM containing the manuscript and launches a plan to profit from the discovery. And Clooney plays Harry Pfarrer, a gone-slightly-to-seed Treasury agent whose philandering lands him in the middle of the ensuing mess.”

It has yet to be decided if Burn After Reading will be in the competition or not. Interesting enough, the last Coen film to run on the Lido was Intolerable Cruelty, which was yet another comedy the Coens made following an incredible drama (The Man Who Wasn’t There).

Aside from The Serious Man and their adaptation of Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, the Coens have three more films on the horizon – Gambit (not what you’re hoping, I promise), Hail Ceasar and Suburbicon. Four of them are slated for 2009, so its anyone’s guess which will see release next.

Related posts: Coens to adapt Chabon’s Yiddish Policemen’s Union

Posted on April 28, 2008 at 18:12 by JasonS@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by DJ
    on 2008-05-02 at 20:27
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    But, man…how ridiculous would it be if it *was* what I was hoping. And by ridiculous, you know I mean ‘totally effin’ awesome’.

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