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Burn After script rev.

05.22.2007

Coen Brothers With all the Cannes-fueled positive buzz surrounding the Coen Bros. Cormac McCarthy-adapted drama NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, it's safe to say the Coens are well on their way to restoring their former glory. And, if NY Mag is to be believed, their upcoming John Malkovich, George Clooney and Brad Pitt starring comedy BURN AFTER READING will only help to cement that restoration. They recently managed to get ahold of the script and according to them, "The screenplay is awfully funny." Is that enough to give it a Grade-A pass? Probably. Just look at the character breakdown:

Malkovich plays Osbourne Cox, an alcoholic fired CIA agent whose memoir manuscript accidentally leaks. Pitt plays Chad Feldheimer, a dim-bulb personal trainer who finds the CD-ROM containing the manuscript and launches a plan to profit from the discovery. And Clooney plays Harry Pfarrer, a gone-slightly-to-seed Treasury agent whose philandering lands him in the middle of the ensuing mess.

If that doesn't sound like a deliciously good time then who knows what does. Get the rest of the review HERE. The aforementioned NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN opens November 21st.

Extra Tidbit: The Coen Bros. have had final cut on all of their films since their debut film BLOOD SIMPLE.
Source: NY Mag

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