Venice Film Festival to Get Burn-ed by Coens

The Coen brothers’ follow-up to No Country for Old Men is headed to the City of Water this summer, according to the Associated Press. Their film, the spy comedy Burn After Reading starring George Clooney, John Malkovich and Brad Pitt, will open this year’s Venice Film Festival on Aug. 27. Not ready to book your plane tickets yet? How about some more details about the script. Mr. Pitt is sporting a wacky flat-top hairdo for his role as a goofball personal trainer who finds a manuscript written by Mr. Malkovich’s character, an alcoholic former CIA agent. The gym buffster plans to profit from the memoir and Mr. Clooney plays a supporting role as a Treasury agent who gets caught up in the whole affair.