Pitt feeling the 'Burn' for Coens' latest


Brad Pitt has signed to join his "Ocean's Thirteen" co-star George Cloo-ney in the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" for Working Title Films (HR 4/20).

The black comedy, which also stars Fran-ces McDormand, centers on a CIA agent who loses the disk of the book he is writing. Like the film's title, the screenplay is shrouded in secrecy, and it is unclear what role Pitt will play.

The actor will begin shooting the film in late August.

Joel and Ethan Coen penned the screenplay, and Joel Coen will direct the contemporary project.

Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing alongside the Coens. Focus Features will distribute worldwide.