Oscar winners George Clooney and Joel and Ethan Coen are preparing to collaborate for the third time.
According to media reports, the Coen Brothers are loosely adapting Admiral Stansfield Turner's "Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence," with Clooney in play for a main co-starring turn.
Title shortened to "Burn After Reading," the film will focus on a CIA agent who loses the disk containing the secret-filled book he's writing People who come in contact with the disk begin to die. Clooney would play a hired killer in the flick, which would mark the "Syriana" and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" star's latest foray into the world of cinematic spies.
Clooney already has the 1920s football feature "Leatherheads" on his directing and acting plate, while the Coens are putting the finishing touches on an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "No Country for Old Men."
The Coens and Clooney first worked together on 2000's "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," which earned the actor a Golden Globe. They reunited in 2003 for "Intolerable Cruelty."
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