Looks like moviegoers won’t have to wait very long for the Coen Brothers’ latest film, the spy comedy “Burn After Reading”, which will star George Clooney and Brad Pitt, among others. So what’s it about? “A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.” The whole shebang is written and directed by the Coens, so expect wacky “Big Lebowski”-type good times.
Focus features has just set Sept. 12 as the domestic release date for “Burn After Reading,” a dark comedy about the spy business starring George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton.
It used to take the Coens a couple of years to do one movie; that was then. In 2009, they’re already committed to three screenplays, two of which they’ll direct, and the third, “Suburbicon”, to be directed by frequent muse George Clooney.