Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Rrrrrrrrrreally Burrrrrning

The Coen Brothers' newest film, Burn After Reading, scheduled to be released on September 12, has officially been given an R-rating by the MPAA. Apparently they take issue with "pervasive language, some sexual content and violence"--sounds like a fun time at the movies to me.

George Clooney has called it the final film in his "idiot trilogy" for the Coens, beginning with 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the 2003 movie Intolerable Cruelty. The film also stars Brad Pitt, who must have the best agent in Hollywood among the big-time leading men of today (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is still in his rearview mirror, while he's got a Coen comedy, the next David Fincher opus, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button a Terrence Malick film called Tree of Life, which is rolling), Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton.

Burn After Reading will bow at the Venice Film Festival this summer.

4 comments:

fataculture said...

I really cannot wait to see this film, honestly, sooner rather than later, but whatevz*

Alexander Coleman said...

I agree, fataculture. I'm looking forward to this film greatly. I just hope it's not misunderstood coming so quickly off of No Country for Old Men, a bit like The Big Lebowski following Fargo.

Thank you for stopping by, fataculture. Hope you make it a habit.

lightbird777 said...

I'm psyched for this. :)

- Alison Flynn

Alexander Coleman said...

As we all are, Alison.

I'm glad you made the trip to the new and improved site. :)