Red Band Trailer for the Coens’ Burn After Reading

There are a couple of really good bits in this red band trailer for the Coens Brothers’ latest, “Burn After Reading”. In the first one, Brad Pitt’s blackmailing gym douche bag seems completely dumbfounded when the CIA guy he’s trying to blackmail (played by the kooky JOhn Malkovich) refuses to pay up, and instead punches him in the nose; in another scene, toward the end, there is a discussion by some CIA types about what to do with a dead body — their solutoin: burn it. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, and Tilda Swinton, here’s a great trailer for “Burn After Reading”.

A dark spy-comedy from Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen. An ousted CIA official’s (Academy Award nominee John Malkovich) memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise gym employees intent on exploiting their find.

Writers/Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen (“No Country for Old Men,” “Fargo”)
Cast: George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton

Burn it September 12, 2008.

Even more high-res versions of the trailer at