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.