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Brad Pitt + Coen Brothers = Awesome

Burn After Reading is the latest effort from Joel and Ethan Coen, arguably two of the most prolific, original and unexcitable (even in the face of an Academy Award win) filmmakers of our time. The movie’s big draws are Coen … Read More

By / June 4, 2008

Burn After Reading is the latest effort from Joel and Ethan Coen, arguably two of the most prolific, original and unexcitable (even in the face of an Academy Award win) filmmakers of our time. The movie’s big draws are Coen darlings Frances McDormand and George Clooney, as well as an up-and-coming young lad you may have heard of named Brad Pitt. But the entire ensemble is rife with talent: Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich and character actors like Juno’s J.K. Simmons and The Visitor’s Richard Jenkins round out the cast.

Add the cumulative talent of the stars to the zany trailer — which promises the kind of romp the Coens are known for (more Fargo or Lebowski than the adaptation No Country) — and this film becomes pretty damn hard to wait for.