Pitt, Clooney 'Burn' Brightly


Brad Pitt will reunite with George Clooney for the Coen Brothers' "Burn After Reading."

The film, set up at Working Title Films, has also added frequent Coen collaborator (and wife of Joel Coen) Frances McDormand.

While The Hollywood Reporter knows that Pitt and McDormand and Clooney are in the cast, it can't really provide any details as to who the various actors will play. The dark comedy revolves around a CIA agent who writes a tell-all book, but then loses the disk containing the manuscript.

As is the usual titular division of duties, "Burn After Reading" was written by both Joel and Ethan Coen and will be produced by Ethan and directed by Joel.

Production will begin in late August.

Perhaps Pitt, Clooney and the Coens can talk about the project at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The two actors co-star in "Ocean's Thirteen," receiving a gala out-of-competition premiere, while the Coens' latest, "No Country for Old Men," is up for the Palme d'Or.

Most recently seen in "Babel," Pitt has "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" set for a 2007 release and is currently working on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

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