Here’s a pleasant little surprise for you. Fresh off their Oscar win for No Country for Old Men, The Coen Brothers are already back at it again with a trailer for their latest film Burn After Reading. This looks like another wacky and hilarious Coen Brothers dramedy with an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and J.K. Simmons.
Pitt and McDormand play two gym employees who stumble onto a CD containing secret documents belonging to a C.I.A. agent (Malkovich). They decide to try and blackmail him, which only leads to further trouble. There’s not much to say except that this looks like the Coens at the top of their game once again. They’ve switched gears and taken things in a totally different direction from No Country for Old Men (which they tend to do, from movie to movie). Brad Pitt’s character seems like he could be a little too goofy, but I think both he and Clooney have a real knack for comedy even though they aren’t often praised for it.
You can check out the trailer right now over at Apple, although apparently it is a “red band” trailer because there are a couple of cuss words in it, so they try to get you to watch it through iTunes to verify your age. I’ve included a direct link to the high res version below. Burn After Reading hits theatres on September 12th… mark it on your calendars kiddies!» Related Link: Apple: Burn After Reading trailer