Burn After Reading *Coen Brothers*

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Burn After Reading

Ethan Coen
Joel Coen

George Clooney
Brad Pitt
John Malkovich
Tilda Swinton
Frances McDormand

Plot Outline:
Malkovich will play Ozzie Cox, a former CIA agent whose soon-to-be ex-wife (Frances McDormand) steals a disc containing his memoirs and accidentally leaves it at the gym where it is found by a trainer (Brad Pitt) who believes he can use the info to blackmail Cox.[2] George Clooney will play an assassin hired by the CIA to take care of the situation. Working Title Films is producing the film for Focus Features.
Set Pictures:


I agree, sounds like an interesting plot.

there are some more set pics....i'll post them later
Good Lordy! That cast, those directors! I don't even give a sh** about the plot. I am in!:up:
I love that the Coens seem to be back in full form.

I really want No Country on DVD. Now.
This is like the third movie the Coen Brothers makes with George Clooney.
Coen Brothers = My ass in theater seat
This looks great. The Coen Bros. are magic.
i'll be there will bells on
Coens. Clooney. Pitt. Malkovich. Great plot.
Consider the ticket bought.

Coens' Burn After Reading Coming in September
Source: Focus Features
March 3, 2008

Focus Features today announced that it will open Burn After Reading, the new film from Joel and Ethan Coen, Academy Award-winning directors of this year's Best Picture Oscar winner No Country for Old Men, domestically nationwide on Friday, September 12th.

Joel and Ethan Coen are writers, producers, and directors of Focus Features and Working Title Films' Burn After Reading. The film stars Academy Award winner George Clooney, two-time Academy Award nominee John Malkovich, Academy Award winner Frances McDormand, Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt, and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton. Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are executive-producing Burn After Reading with Robert Graf, who has worked on the Coens' last five features in various producing capacities.

In the dark spy-comedy, Malkovich plays an ousted CIA official whose memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise D.C. gym employees intent on exploiting their find. Swinton, this year's Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Michael Clayton, plays the wife of Malkovich's character. Burn After Reading also stars Richard Jenkins, who previously starred for the Coens in The Man Who Wasn't There.

The director of photography on Burn After Reading is Academy Award nominee Emmanuel Lubezki (Children of Men). BAFTA Award nominee Mary Zophres is the costume designer, marking her eighth consecutive feature with the Coens. Jess Gonchor, production designer on No Country for Old Men, encores in that capacity.
It's going to be a twist ending where Brad Pitt and George Clooney end up robbing a casino.
It's going to be a twist ending where Brad Pitt and George Clooney end up robbing a casino.

I like the cast as well,very solid. I will see this for sure.
Coen Bros. are in full form!
great cast and premise..looking forward to it :up:
Agreed all around good cast, but the Coen brothers is all i need to see this.

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